Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Boy with leukaemia loses fight after treatment

The plight of Zailian Kaipeng hit international headlines two months ago and touched hearts across the globe with more than £10,000 poured in to save him.

The two-year-old had been 'constant pain' with his swollen eyes since he was two months old but his parents were too poor to fund treatment. After finally getting medical attention, he was diagnosed with blood cancer last month and began chemotherapy.

But he caught an infection late last week which turned into pneumonia, and he lost his battle last Saturday. May his soul rest in peace

Friday, 3 November 2017

Cord blood: The blood "miracle"

Did you know how important cord blood is? I'm guessing no but in the next couple of years, it will be much more popular than it is now.
๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ŒSeveral doctors and parents who have realized the life saving potential in cord blood are now calling for more donors as it can save many lives.
๐Ÿ“ŠOne of such lucky children is Valentina DeLeon who had Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare genetic disorder in which the immune cells don’t function properly. Valentina was given a 30 percent chance of survival. In a desperate search for a bone marrow match, the DeLeon’s turned to a public cord blood bank in San Antonio and the procedure was successful.

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