2-YEAR OLD GIRL BORN WITHOUT A WINDPIPE GETS A NEW WINDPIPE THROUGH TRANSPLANT

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Modern science has in recent years brought about amazing changes to the way we live our lives and made certain medical challenges a thing of the past. And thanks to advances in stem cell research that has paved the way for whole organs to be grown from cells, and might eliminate the need for organ donors in the near future.

A 2 year old girl Hannah Warren has been given a chance to live a normal life thanks to a windpipe transplant. The little girl had been born without a windpipe thereby making her unable to breath, eat, drink or swallow and had been kept alive by the aid of a ventilator since her birth in 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.
But thanks to a windpipe transplant at a hospital in Illinois, USA, she can now live her life normally. The Windpipe was grown from cells grown from her bone marrow extracted from her hip bone. The windpipe took less than a week to grow in the plastic scaffold in which they were placed.
Little Hannah has been able for the first time in her life taste food limited to just lollipop at the moment as she developed an infection during the operation.

Source: People