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Elham, a 12-year-old girl, could get rid of the cancer she was struggling with through her sister’s umbilical cord blood stem cells.

Elham, a 12-year-old girl from Isfahan, was diagnosed with ALL two years ago. Since then she received chemotherapy for three times as the main treatment method which turned out to be all in vain. But she was cured with her sister’s umbilical cord blood stem cells stored in Royan Stem Cell Technology Company.

” We found out about Elham’s problem two years ago.” her father states. “It coincided with when we realized that her mother is pregnant and we were expecting another baby. The physicians tried chemotherapy[y for three times which appeared with no positive results and hence they decided to apply with Bone Marrow Transplantation as the next alternative. But no sample was found among family members and relatives to match with the ones of Elham’s. When they found out that we were expecting a new baby they suggested we store the umbilical cord blood samples so that we can take advantage of the cord blood stem cells for transplantation.

He added:” Having given birth to our second baby, a girl called Fatima; we found out that her sample is a hundred percent match with the ones of Elham’s. But there still came another barrier we had to overcome and it appeared when the HLA test revealed the cell count collected from the sample is not ample considering Elham’s weight which was 60KG at the time. As the consequence, the transplantation with umbilical cord blood stem cells was rejected with the physicians’ committee for three times. But at the end, it was decided to enjoy another technique known as “Double-Cord Transplantation’ in which another sample will be added to the first one. So exploiting this technique, last autumn the transplantation was performed in Shariati hospital under the supervision of Dr.Hamidieh and the samples released for Royan Stem Cell Technology Company.

Elham’s father finds all such coincidence as a miracle because his wife had already experienced abortion for two times before Fatima, Elham’s sister, are born. All the events came into existence in an order so that they ended into a plausible scenario. We are so gratitude towards the physician team and even Royan Stem Cell Technology which provided us with such services.

Right now, Elham, in a healthy condition is following up her daily activities and school assignment to catch up with the rest of her peers. She is so surprised of this way of treatment and that her sibling could save her life. Dr.Zarrabi, Managing Director of Royan Stem Cell Technology Company, showing his happiness of the successful transplantation performed for Elham, stated that this success is achieved under the umbrella of mutual contribution of every single individual staff of Royan Stem Cell Technology Company and treatment team of hospital and praised Elham’s parents decision they have made in storing their second daughter’s umbilical cord blood wit Royan Stem Cell Technology Company.

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