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Kazakhstan to open bone marrow transplantation in 2014

Akmola06 August , 00:00

"The first manipulation of bone marrow transplantation in adults began in 2010. Autologous transplants have been performed in patients with multiple myeloma, lymphoma. Then, we have grown up the stem cells and held the first allogeneic transplant from a donor-relative in 2011. And in 2012 we performed five allogeneic transplants, including one haploid transplantation when the donor is not identically match to the recipient. In general, this year we plan up to 20 transplantations. We're working. Next year we plan to open our unit, so our plans are ambitious enough, we plan to do more than 50 operations," Irina Pivovarova said.