Published in Drug Week, August 15th, 2008
After being diagnosed with the rare blood disorder thalassaemia, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed underwent extensive treatment to remove excess iron from his body, including regular blood transfusions. His health, social and academic development were all impaired by his disease and his life was far from normal for a young boy.
However, all that changed thanks to the technology of stem cell transplantation.
Ahmed's parents decided to store the umbilical cord blood stem cells from their...
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