A doctor checks the child patient's health

During the surgery the two-year-old boy from Quang Ninh province received healthy stem cells from his sister. His surgery was conducted by experienced surgeons from the hospital, which followed the treatment protocol of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Before the surgery, he underwent one-week of chemotherapy to kill all damaged cells. Thanks to careful preparations, the surgery succeeded, and the child did not suffer from serious complications.   

Twenty one days after the surgery, the doctors announced that his new marrow had grown well in the patient's body with a 87% growth rate, and tests showed that the child's red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets have come back to normal.

On the 33rd day after the surgery, his family burst into tears as the doctors announced that the transplant was successful as his damaged cells were completely replaced by healthy ones. 

The success of the transplant marked a breakthrough milestone in patient treatment by medical workers at the National Hospital of Pediatrics.

Translated by Tran Hoai