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Toddler with lab-made windpipe dies

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago July 08, 2013 Jul 8, 2013 Monday, July 08 2013 July 08, 2013 6:34 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

CHICAGO- A 2-year-old, who had a windpipe made of her own stem-cells transplanted into her, has died. Hannah Warren was born without a windpipe and was the youngest patient in the world to have the experimental treatment. Children's Hospital of Illinois in Peoria says Hannah couldn't "overcome additional health issues that were identified as her care progressed." Hannah was born in Korea and came to Illinois for the surgery. The stem cells came from her bone marrow and were seeded in a lab into a plastic scaffold, which created a new windpipe. The transplant was in April.

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