The pioneer of bone marrow transplantation, Dr Tahir Shamsi, dies in Karachi

Hematologist and bone marrow transplant pioneer Dr Tahir Shamsi passed away in Karachi, according to his family. Earlier this week, Tahir Shamsi suffered a brain hemorrhage and was admitted to the hospital. Despite receiving treatment, his condition deteriorated on Thursday and he was transferred to the ICU of the hospital, where he died today.

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He is credited with introducing bone marrow transplants to Pakistan in 1996. He had performed over 650 bone marrow transplants and authored over 100 research papers. Dr Tahir Shamsi introduced plasma therapy during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Geo News