First Emirati undergoes bone marrow transplant in Abu Dhabi, becoming eighth person to receive the treatment in the emirate

SourceThe National

The first Emirati patient to undergo a bone marrow transplant in the UAE has highlighted another step forward for medical services in the country. For decades, UAE nationals and residents requiring a bone marrow transplant had to travel abroad for the procedure. However, they can now avail of services closer to home thanks to a new programme established last year by Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Centre (ADSCC), in collaboration with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), which offers treatment for UAE patients suffering haematological and oncological illnesses using stem cell therapy. It represents groundbreaking advancement for Emirati cancer patients in particular, who are sent abroad more...