The first center for pediatric bone marrow and stem cell transplantation will appear in Krasnoyarsk in 2022, Governor Alexander Uss said.
The department will open on the basis of the Regional Center for the Protection of Mothers and Children. The new medical facility will give children the opportunity to undergo the necessary treatment at home, next to family and friends.
“This will be the first center for pediatric transplantation beyond the Urals,” Uss pointed out.
Now children who need bone marrow and stem cell transplantation have to be transported to Moscow or St. Petersburg. About 10 to 12 young patients receive this kind of help a year. Hematologists will also work in the new department, the governor added.
Almost five thousand Russians need bone marrow or stem cell transplants every year. Curators of the Energy of Life social movement strive to make the procedure more accessible to the residents of Russia.