Paul pays tribute to dedication of staff as he prepares to leave Moscow HSCT centre

Although I have taken a break from writing during August, I just had to catch up with Paul Morrison who, earlier this month, travelled to Moscow to undergo HSCT for multiple sclerosis. The exact type of the disease is a matter of opinion, his neurologist says Paul has SPMS, but tests in Moscow indicate a … Continue reading Paul pays tribute to dedication of staff as he prepares to leave Moscow HSCT centre

Charity AIMS to help MS patients to have HSCT

A new multiple sclerosis charity has appeared in the UK, inspired by one successful HSCT treatment, provided free of charge by the country’s National Health Service (NHS). It is the first charity dedicated to autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for MS patients living in the UK. The treatment was given to James Coates two … Continue reading Charity AIMS to help MS patients to have HSCT

#paulsfighttowalk : Support sought for HSCT in Moscow

Former Londoner Paul Morrison is seeking support to travel to Moscow to receive hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in August. These days Paul (46) and his family live a stone’s throw from my home in southern Spain. He shares my challenge of living with multiple sclerosis. His dad, Phil, has set up a GoFundMe account, … Continue reading #paulsfighttowalk : Support sought for HSCT in Moscow

HSCT ‘safe and effective’ for people with relapsing MS, international study

At last, interim results of an international study show haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an effective and safe treatment. It outperforms disease modifying therapies (DMTs) for people with highly-active relapsing MS. Sadly, though, that’s as far as the study goes. Despite there being numerous people with progressive MS who say they have benefited from … Continue reading HSCT ‘safe and effective’ for people with relapsing MS, international study