Sep 25, 2021, 12:21 PM
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Foreign patients visit Iran for hematopoietic stem cell transplant

Tehran, IRNA -  An official in the stem cell science and technology development office of Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology office said that patients from some countries, especially neighboring countries, travel to Iran to receive hematopoietic stem cells transplant.

Amir Ali Hamidiyeh told IRNA on Saturday that Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Syria, and Lebanon are among the countries whose patients visit Iran for transplant.

He said that although Iran have many requests from foreign patients, due to an insufficient number of transplant beds, it is not able to respond to many of the requests.

Because there are many requests from foreign countries for hematopoietic stem cell transplant in Iran, the necessary conditions for health tourism should be provided for foreign patients, he added.

Foreign patients visit Iran for hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Hematopoietic Stem Cell (HSC)

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are the stem cells that give rise to other blood cells, a process called haematopoiesis.

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