Stem cell freezing may have contributed to death – coroner rules


The coroner at the inquest of 12 year old cancer patient, Sophie Ryan-Palmer, who died in 2013 after frozen cells were used in a bone marrow transplant at Great Ormond Street Hospital, ruled that freezing stem cells may have contributed to her death.

Three other children also died that year. All were treated at the hospital at the same time but died at different times due to their differing illnesses.

Sarah Fraser Butlin acted for the family of one of the children, 13-month old Ryan Loughran. In Ryan’s case the treatment would not have affected the outcome.

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