Ahmedabad: A five-year-old thalassemiamajor boy got a new lease of life following a successful stemcell transplant and would never require any blood transfusionin his life, doctors who treated him said here today."Kavya, son of Mahesh Vaghela who works with theAhmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), under went a stem celltransplant last month. His condition is fine now as the donorcells have been accepted by the body," Dr Uday Deotare ofSterling hospital, who led the team of doctors who operated onKayva told reporters.
"Now that the operation is successful, Kavya would notneed blood transfusion for the rest of his life. However, hewould be on medication for next one year," Deotare said.Kavya`s father Manish said that he was very happy thathis son was cured and would never need blood transfusion. "Iam thankful to the doctors who save my boy," he added.PTI
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