Iran among top countries for bone marrow transplant

YASUJ, May 13 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s Hematology/Oncology division says Iran is among the top countries for bone marrow transplant.

Speaking at the International Congress on Blood; Diseases and Clinical Administrations in Yasuj on Wednesday, Professor Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh noted that Iran, with over 250 oncology specialty centers and 10 bone marrow transplant centers, has undergone a considerable growth in the field of hematology and oncology in the past few years.

Noting that hematology and oncology experts offer services to people in all provinces in the country, Ghavamzadeh added “approximately 440 bone marrow transplants are performed in Iran each year with a 78 percent rate of success.”

According to him, the first bone marrow transplant in Iran was performed in 1990 and since then more than 5000 transplants have been performed which indicates the country’s notable development in this field.

The First International Congress on Blood, Diseases and Clinical Administrations is currently being held in the southwestern city of Yasuj, Kohgilouyeh-Boyerahmad province.

The four-day congress was launched on May 11 to present the latest developments in the field of blood diseases.

According to the Secretary of the congress Behrouz Yazdanpanah, over 40 associations, universities and research centers across the world are participating in the event, among which are the European Hematology Association and French and Asia national blood services as the prominent organizations in the fields of medicine.

Experts from Italy, Germany, France, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Iraq and Lebanon are attending the congress which will be wrapped up on May 14, 2015.


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