Bone marrow from unrelated donor transplanted for first time in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

A German citizen became the donor for a boy named Nazar
08:41, 25 April 2020

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In Ukraine, doctors have performed a bone marrow transplant operation from an unrelated donor for the first time. Iryna Zaslavets, the founder of the charity fund ‘IDonor: All-Ukrainian platform of donation’ posted that on Facebook.

"In Ukraine, bone marrow was transplanted from an unrelated donor to a boy called Nazarchik. He is a little bit over a year old. And a German citizen shared cells with him," Zaslavets said.

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In Ukraine, transplantation of this kind was carried out for the first time. The operation was performed at the Okhmatdyt National Children's Specialized Hospital. It was led by head of the department of bone marrow transplantation and intensive chemotherapy and immunotherapy Oleksandr Lysytsia.

The bone marrow was transported by DHL Express Ukraine, a special container was delivered by cargo plane.

For the past month and a half, the boy has lived in a sterile boxing of Okhmatdyt. He could die from any infection due to a complete lack of immunity.

His diagnosis is combined immunodeficiency. This is a serious genetic disease from which the baby’s brother had already died.

As we reported before, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned Ukraine’s Health Ministry about risks of experimental treatment of Covid-19.

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