Al Zahra Teaching Hospital, the children's hospital of Najaf, is very keen to start a bone marrow transplantation program which initially would be primarily for thalassemia major. Iraq has over 10,000 children with that severe disease which could be cured by bone marrow transplantation in over 90% of those having a compatible sibling.
Cure2Children has been collaborating with several local stakeholders form the Najaf health Directorate to Kufa University and Al Zahara administration, doctors and nurses with the objective of starting a transplantation program by September 2013. The physical BMT unit is almost done and we are working on patient preparation, supplies and professional team.
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