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adiantum

Cord Blood

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This 4yr old was injected with her own umbilical cord blood in an effort to prevent her from developing type1.

"Isla's family were chosen to be included because her half-brother has type 1 diabetes. She and her sister Ruby, 6, both had blood tests to look for antibodies in their blood that indicated the condition was developing.

Ruby was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes only days after her first blood test. Since then, Isla has had tests every six months and the medical team went ahead with the transfusion this week after she went from having only one to three of the four possible antibodies in her blood that put her at a very high risk of developing the condition."

 

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/fouryearold-girl-makes-history-in-worldfirst-attempt-to-prevent-type-1-diabetes-20150527-ghaw0o.html

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