Bone Marrow, Original Cell Transplant for Infants

In early 2006, the Central Pediatrics Hospital will perform the bone marrow and original cell transplantation for leukemia and tumor cancer infant patients, said Dr Nguyen Thanh Liem, Director of the Hospital.

While internal-organ-transplant patients must use anti-rejection drugs all their lives, those who undergo bone marrow and original cell transplant will only use immune inhibitor in 18 months. Dr Liem added that the hospital will try to carry out liver transplant more often in 2006. According to the plan, the hospital’s liver transplant team would be all Vietnamese doctors by the end of 2006.

By Ngoc Ha-Translated by Uyen Phuong

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