Vietnam pulls off first hematopoietic stem cells transplantation for unrelated donors

A historic breakthrough was made in Vietnam’s medical history

 
Q.D.A. (L) attends a press conference announcing his successful stem cells transplantation in Ho Chi Minh City, November 16, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

For the first time in Vietnam’s medical history, a patient has successfully undergone hematopoietic transplantation of stem cells derived from the peripheral blood of an unrelated donor.

Stem cells from a Taiwanese donor were transported to Ho Chi Minh City for the medial operation, marking an important milestone in Vietnam’s medical advances.

Hematopoietic stem cells transplantation (HSCT) is the transplantation of multipotent hematopoietic stem cells – those that give rise to all the other blood cells – most often performed on patients with certain cancers of the blood or bone marrow. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam pulls off first hematopoietic stem cells transplantation for unrelated donors”