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ADSCC and Red Crescent partner for improved bone marrow transplant accessibility

by Madaline Dunn

Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC) and Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) have partnered with the aim of enhancing accessibility to bone marrow transplants for patients in need. 

Through the partnership, patients will be provided with treatment and support via the centre’s dedicated Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant (ADBMT) Program, which has been accredited a Center of Excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi.

The partnership aims to provide critical treatments to individuals affected by various blood cancers, blood disorders, and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.

ADSCC will provide medical consultations to patients referred by the medical committee of ERC.

The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohammed Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary General of Support Services Sector at ERC and Dr Maysoon Al Karam, Chief Medical Officer of ADSCC.

His Excellency Mohammed Al Fahim said: “The agreement with Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center embodies the vision of the UAE Red Crescent of enhancing humanitarian partnerships with various local sectors, particularly the healthcare sector, which is currently a priority in the authority’s local and international efforts.”

Adding: “It reflects the shared goal between both parties of alleviating the suffering of patients, supporting their health needs, and strengthening cooperation to achieve better health outcomes for the Red Crescent’s beneficiaries. I would like to express our appreciation for such initiatives that address the health needs of vulnerable groups and commend Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center’s (ADSCC) efforts, and their contributions to advancing treatment and healing. The alignment of visions between the UAE Red Crescent and ADSCC, highlights the importance and potential for strategic partnerships in healthcare.”

Dr Maysoon Al Karam commented: “Through such collaborations, we aim to bridge the gap in healthcare access, ensuring that state-of-the-art treatments are accessible to those in need. As a Center of Excellence in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, our Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant Program has been offering holistic care for autologous and allogenic bone marrow transplant for adults and children since 2020. By providing advanced treatments locally, we eliminate the need for patients to seek medical care abroad. This not only enhances convenience for patients and their families but also plays a vital role in reducing the nation’s healthcare expenditures.”

The partnership will also see both entities join efforts in fundraising initiatives aimed at supporting and financing BMT procedures for underprivileged patients.

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