A medical team in Abu Dhabi performs the first stem cell transplant in the region

Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center doctors succeeded in performing the first stem cell transplant in the region, for a patient suffering from multiple sclerosis, while the patient showed significant improvement in her general condition.

The treatment aims to reset the patient's immune system, and it can be used to treat relapses of multiple sclerosis.

The Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant Program of the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center was established in 2020 as a comprehensive program to provide stem cell transplantation treatments from blood components for adults and children, and advanced cellular therapies, such as adoptive cell transfer known as T-CAR, and the program team presented, in cooperation with the neurology team at The center, the treatment for a multiple sclerosis patient, is under the supervision of Dr. Fatima Al-Kaabi, Program Director.

The stem cell transplant conducted at the Abu Dhabi Medical Services Center is “standard care” and not just a “clinical option”, according to the guidelines of the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation issued in 2019, which reviewed clinical evidence for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In patients with multiple sclerosis.

The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Group supports excellence in science to improve stem cell transplant outcomes, while the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation is dedicated to advancing the science and clinical care of patients requiring blood and marrow transplants.

The Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center's primary focus is on processing and sorting cells for use in clinical applications such as regenerative medicine, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies, and continues to provide cutting-edge therapies such as extracorporeal photopheresis.

He has treated 13 cancer patients, in addition to a multiple sclerosis patient, under his Abu Dhabi bone marrow transplant programme.

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