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Iraqi undergoes bone marrow transplant in Noida

In the first-ever bone marrow transplant on a foreigner at a private hospital in the country, doctors at Fortis Hospital in Noida have given Maha Muhammed, a 20-year-old woman from Iraq, a new lease of life. “A highly skilled and experienced Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant team conducted the transplant," said Rakesh Ojha, a senior doctor.

delhi Updated: Sep 24, 2010 01:03 IST
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In the first-ever bone marrow transplant on a foreigner at a private hospital in the country, doctors at Fortis Hospital in Noida have given Maha Muhammed, a 20-year-old woman from Iraq, a new lease of life. “A highly skilled and experienced Hematology and Stem Cell Transplant team conducted the transplant," said Rakesh Ojha, a senior doctor.

"Maha's bone marrow had a residual disease and needed a transplant. She was discharged after 21 days of treatment. Her 2-year-old brother donated the bone marrow. After some weekly visits to us, she can leave for Iraq," said Mitu Shrikhande, another senior doctor.