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Legally Blind Child Undergoes Stem Cell Transplant in China

Xavier Carballo, a five-year-old boy diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia at the age of two, can finally read printed books. For the first part of his life, Xavier was legally blind. After receiving a series of stem cell transplants in China, he can now see. Xavier has undergone six successful umbilical cord blood transfusions, his parents say they noticed improvements following the very first stem cell treatment session. Xavier’s doctors in China recently commented that the umbilical cord blood transplants have led to “definite and measurable improvements”, and the boy’s health will continue to improve for months following the treatments.

Xavier Carballo, a five-year-old boy diagnosed with optic nerve hypoplasia at the age of two, can finally read printed books. For the first part of his life, Xavier was legally blind.  After receiving a series of stem cell transplants in China, he can now see. Xavier has undergone six successful umbilical cord blood transfusions, his parents say they noticed improvements following the very first stem cell treatment session. Xavier’s doctors in China recently commented that the umbilical cord blood transplants have led to “definite and measurable improvements”, and the boy’s health will continue to improve for months following the treatments.

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