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Coroner concludes stem cell freezing process may have contributed to death

Arti Shah
26/11/2014
We wrote on Monday about the verdict awaited into the deaths of 4 young children following stem cell treatment received at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In delivering her verdict, the BBC has reported that the St Pancras Coroner has now concluded that the problem with freezing stem cells may have contributed to the death of one of the children, and will be preparing a prevention of future deaths report for NHS England. The report and response will then be sent to the Chief Coroner.

Arti Shah comments: "This has been a very sad case involving 4 young children who were already seriously ill. Whilst I am pleased that the outcome of the investigations has identified problems in the freezing process, I hope that lessons have been learned to prevent a tragedy like this occurring again."

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