Navajo boy recovering from stem cell transplant
Monday, November 10, 2003

A 3-year-old Navajo boy is said to be recovering well after a successful stem cell transplant.

Dakota Kwiecinski has hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, a rare blood disease similar to leukemia but more serious. A transplant was his only hope to live through the disease.

The stem cells were taken from a preserved umbilical cord. Kwiecinski underwent what doctors said was experimental surgery on September 16. His body is accepting the stem cells.

Get the Story:
Stem cell transplant success (The Farmington Daily Times 11/9)

Relevant Links:
Dakota Kwiecinski -
National Marrow Donor Program -

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