Stem cell unit opened in Al-Sabah NBK Pediatric Hospital

Pediatric stem cell unit in Al-Sabah NBK Pediatric Hospital inaguration ceremony
Pediatric stem cell unit in Al-Sabah NBK Pediatric Hospital inaguration ceremony

KUWAIT, June 2 (KUNA) — A new pediatric stem cell unit was opened in Al-Sabah NBK Pediatric Hospital to conduct cell transplant operations for patients with cancer and immune diseases.
Head of Sabah Health Zone Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Farhood told the press, on Thursday, that the KD 50,000-unit was a donation from “Namaa Zakat”, an affiliate of Social Reform charity.
The unit is set up with insulation systems in accordance to international standards that provide a safe environment and a disease free-zone for cancer and immune diseases patients, Al-Farhood pointed out.
Stem cell transplant operations can be carried out in laboratories within the unit, he added.
Special medical staff was trained to work in the unit and in order to offer the best healthcare services to its patients.
The unit is designated to receive patients of 16 years old and under, he said.
Namaa Zakat official Hassan Al-Hunaidi said that building this unit stems for NGO’s and civic communities’ social responsibility toward their community. (end) mdq.nfm