Chile Carries Out First Transplant of Locally-Obtained Stem Cells

By Geraldine Cook
July 24, 2009

SANTIAGO, 23 July 2009 (AFP) – A forty-eight-year-old man with leukemia became the first patient in Chile to receive a transplant of umbilical-cord stem cells stored in the country’s only public stem-cell bank, a procedure that could cure him.