Research & Milestones
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To date nearly 14,000 of umbilical cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide in pediatric and adult patients.
one-and-a-half-year-old Rishi Bhanushali from Ahmadabad was treated for thalassemia major using stem cells from unrelated cord blood.
Eight-year-old Howard Khasero from Uganda was treated for fanconi anemia using unrelated cord blood stem cells in a Chennai hospital.
S. Vigneshwaran, a 23 years old Chennai boy was treated in a hospital in Singapore for acute myeloid leukemia, cord blood stem cells were donated by a donor from Australia. This treatment cost him around Approx $245,000.
Two articles in the New England Journal of Medicine, establish the effectiveness of umbilical cord blood for transplantation in adults. Reports over 6000 transplants have been performed to date.
First cord blood bank in India was started.
Dr. Wagner publishes data on transplantation of over 100 patients from unrelated donor umbilical cord blood.
Dr. Laughlin publishes a series of engraftment and survival in adult recipients of umbilical cord blood from unrelated donors in.
Dr. Rubenstein publishes the outcomes of 562 recipients of placental cord blood transplants from unrelated donors.
Dr. Joanne Kurtzburg performed the first cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor in U.S.A at Duke University on a patient with leukemia.
First privately banked umbilical cord blood unit stored in U.S.A.
Dr. Harris performed the First matched sibling cord blood transplant in Cincinnati children's hospital& medical center, Cincinnati, U.S.A. for sickle cell anemia and for autoimmune lympho proliferative syndrome.
Dr. Gluckman and his team performed the first cord blood transplant in Paris to treat Faconi's anemia in a child using the cord blood of the child's sibling.
Dr. Broxmeyer of Indiana University (U.S.A) suggested umbilical cord blood contained hematopoetic stem cells suitable for transplantation.