LOS ANGELES—The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry announced that for the first time in Armenia’s medical history a stem cell harvesting procedure was performed successfully in Yerevan Thursday by the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
In an email message ABMDR president Dr. Frieda Jordan reported that the donor, a member of the Armenian community of Iran, flew to Yerevan for the procedure, which she said was very successful. The stem cells were transported to Belgium for a transplant procedure scheduled for Friday. Jordan said the donor was well enough to return to his family Friday.
“Our sincere congratulations and thanks to Dr. Sevak Avagyan, Dr. Mihran Nazaretyan and all our staff in Yerevan . They have been amazing!,” said Jordan. “We opened our harvesting center last year in April and now we are seeing the fruits of our labor. Well done!”
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