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.