Toddler With Rare Cancer Saved by Frozen Stem Cells

The life of a 2-year-old British girl has been saved after she received a transplant of frozen stem cells, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

Sorrel Mason, from Great Wratting in Suffolk, is reportedly just the second person in Britain to receive a frozen stem cell transplant. Prior to the procedure, she was given only a 30 percent chance of survival after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.

The stem cells came from a frozen umbilical cord in Tokyo after no match was found in Europe. She made a complete recovery after undergoing the procedure at a Bristol children's hospital last year.

Sorrel's mother, Samantha Mason, 38, thanked doctors for saving her daughter's life. "Sorrel would be dead now if she had been left untreated," Mason told the Daily Mail.

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