Application of stem cell is widely used in different specialties, said director of the Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion Professor Nguyen Anh Tri at a national scientific conference held from April 23 to 25.
Stem cells are used in treatment for eye problems, heart disease, bones problems, burning, skin and venereal diseases, cosmetic surgery and Pediatrics, he said.
Many hospitals including Hue Central Hospital, Central Pediatric and Central Army Hospital 108 are implementing application of stem cells. Until now, hospitals across the country have carried out 387 stem cell transplantations.
The Central Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion is the first hospital which conducted stem cell transplant operation for patients suffering blood disease.