The treatment of cerebral palsy in children by stem cell transfusion is now more accessible
March marks a new premiere for the medical world in Romania: the first clinical study focused on treating cerebral palsy in children through stem cell transfusion was launched.
This study is initiated and supported by the Cord Blood Center Medical Stem Cell Family Bank, in partnership with two medical institutions in Romania: Pediatric Neurology Clinic - Clinical Psychiatric Hospital "Prof. Dr. A. Obregia", Bucharest and Fundeni Clinical Institute , Pediatric Clinic, Bone Transplant Department.
The main purpose of this clinical trial is to increase the accessibility to the treatment of cerebral palsy - by the method of transfusion with their own stem cells harvested at birth - of a larger number of children in Romania suffering from this disease.
"In our country there are about 21,000 children affected by cerebral palsy, but too few stored grafts," says Dr. Dana Craiu ", principal investigator and study coordinator.
Launch of the medical study takes place in March, the month in which Cord Blood Center Medical, the first and largest stem cell bank in Romania, celebrates 8 years of existence in Romania, 8 years since it made the first stem cell harvest in the country. ours, thus marking the beginning of a new procedure and medical disciplines.
The press conference was attended by:
Dr. Speranta Arciudean, Director of the Medical Department, Cord Blood Center Grup
Dr. Dana Craiu - Principal investigator and national study coordinator, Pediatric Neurology Clinic - Clinical Psychiatric Hospital "Prof. Dr. A. Obregia", Bucharest
Dr. Anca Colita - Principal Investigator - Fundeni Clinical Institute, Pediatric Clinic, Department of Bone Transplant
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