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Bulgaria To Expand Its Stem Cell Bank

Society » HEALTH | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 10:16| Views: 973 | Comments: 0
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By the end of 2015 Bulgaria will have a larger capacity stem cell bank, said professor Elisaveta Naumova of Alexandrovska Hospital in Sofia, quoted by Standart daily. 

It will have a capacity for 5000 units of umbilical cord blood, used for the treatment of various hematological and oncology diseases. Its current capacity is for 150 units. 

The state-funded bank provides the stem cell treatment for free. 

The expansion of the stem cell bank is part of a larger project for BGN 14 M for the enlargement of the immunology department of the Aleksandrovska Hospital, in which will be performed bone marrow transplants.

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