A UK woman living with multiple sclerosis (MS) has opened up about how undergoing innovative steam cell therapy has “turned her life around.”
Former pilot Sarah Brown, 42, was previously unable to get around without a wheelchair – until pioneering surgery known as a hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) changed her life for the better.
“I’ve recovered sufficiently to go back to work, which is something I thought I would never be able to do,” she said.
“I won’t run marathons again but I’ve regained my independence.
“It has turned my life around,” she said.
Ms Brown is just one of many success stories highlighted in a recent study published by NHS England.
The research project, which took place at London’s Kings College Hospital, followed 60 people living with MS who were at various stages of pursuing an HSCT.
According to reports, the research ultimately found that the majority of patients who undertook the innovative treatment saw “dramatic” improvements in their MS shortly afterwards.
In fact, after adding their data to figures from 24 other HSCT centres worldwide in 13 countries, the research found that, overall, almost half had benefitted for as long as five years afterwards.