Mal­tese boy has a suc­cess­ful bone mar­row trans­plant

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

This year around 20 Mal­tese pa­tients re­ceived can­cer treat­ment at the Royal Mars­den Hos­pi­tal in Lon­don. Amongst th­ese pa­tients there was a lit­tle boy who re­ceived a bone mar­row trans­plant.

Dr Mark Ethell who is a physi­cian in bone mar­row trans­plant at this hos­pi­tal ex­plained this to us jour­nal­ists yes­ter­day. Dur­ing an of­fi­cial visit by the Pres­i­dent Marie Louis Coleiro Preca at the Royal Mars­den Hos­pi­tal she was in­formed that at the mo­ment two Mal­tese pa­tients, which she met, are re­ceiv­ing treat­ment.

Dr Ethell said that at this hos­pi­tal Mal­tese pa­tients are mainly treated for leukaemia and other blood re­lated can­cers.

He told the Pres­i­dent that he has been see­ing Mal­tese pa­tients for the past 13 years and twice a year he comes to Malta to fol­low up cer­tain cases which he had dealt with.

The Pres­i­dent pre­sented a do­na­tion on be­half of the Malta Com­mu­nity Chest Fund Foun­da­tion, to­wards their on­go­ing re­search projects since this Royal Mars­den is also a re­search hos­pi­tal.

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