Kulsum was diagnosed with congenital acute myeloid leukaemia. She had undergone 4 cycles of chemotherapy in Dubai. Her doctors in Dubai suggested she undergo a bone marrow transplant as early as possible.
AbdelRahman Al Jaberi underwent the successful treatment as part of the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Centre's (ADSCC) Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant programme.
A biotechnologist from Japan said mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow of the healthy and the young, cures inflammatory conditions and so far, some illnesses.
In a landmark announcement of the first-ever bone marrow transplant successfully conducted in the UAE, ADSCC on Monday inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Bone Marrow Transplant programme, AD-BMT.
The highly advanced, matched sibling transplant treatment was successfully carried out on a five-year-old girl from Uganda, with the donor being her 10-year-old sister.