A seven year old Emirati boy is cured of thalassaemia major with sibling?s cord blood.
Zayed Al Hammadi was diagnosed with beta thalassaemia major, a severe form of an inherited blood disorder. With his condition deteriorating rapidly the family were running out of options.
A ray of hope was provided by his brother Mohammad?s umbilical cord blood which had been harvested and stored at birth. Zayed, was saved by a stem cell transplant at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. The family since returned home to Abu Dhabi where Zayed has made a full recovery and no longer displays signs of beta thalassaemia major.
Grace Century project partner Provia Laboratories specialize in high quality stem cell biobanking.