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Destiny and Determination: Becoming a World-Renowned Genetic Disease Expert

Dr. Polina Stepensky, director of Hadassah Medical Organization’s Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immunotherapy, discusses her work on genetic diseases.

Listen as we sit down with Ukrainian-born Dr. Polina Stepensky, renowned for her use of bone marrow transplants in the treatment of genetic diseases. She is one of the world’s leading experts on osteopetrosis (marble bone disease), a rare and fatal condition which can cause blindness and deafness. She and her colleagues have performed over 4,000 transplants in the past 25 years — with a survival rate of 100%.

Hadassah On Call: New Frontiers in Medicine takes you behind the headlines with Hadassah Medical Organization doctors and specialists, patients and nurses. Listen and be amazed. Brought to you by Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America.

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