India stem cell bank could help UK patients


Plans for a public stem cell bank in India could help Asians in Britain suffering from leukaemia and other diseases, doctors claim. Dr Himanshu Katatiya, global business director at Indu Stem Cell in India, told Eastern Eye how a public cell bank could considerably improve the chance of UK Asians finding the donor they need. Dr Katatiya explained how although there are public stem facilities in Britain, collecting samples from five different sites in London, the number of Asian stem cells in that public bank are much lower compared to what it would be in India. “The match is always…

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