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Making progress to make Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Treatment (aHSCT) an available treatment option in NZ for MS

September 14, 2022 | Advocacy, Treatments

Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Treatment (aHSCT) is an intense chemotherapy treatment which aims to wipe out harmful immune cells and rebuild the immune system. aHSCT is a life-improving treatment halting the disease and disability in its tracks. A person receiving […]


MS in the media: Nurse, Zazi, thought her MS symptoms were due to new job stress

August 8, 2022 | Life with MS, Media

An Auckland nurse was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis after first believing her symptoms were due to career stress. Zazi Gohar, 26, from West Auckland’s Te Atatū, learned she had MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, in 2020 after her legs and […]


Media: Kiwi’s with MS thriving from overseas stem-cell treatment urge Government to approve it here

July 27, 2022 | Media

The Government’s being urged to get a move on and approve a stem-cell treatment for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A petition was presented to Parliament on Tuesday, calling for the Health Minister to fund the treatment which has shown […]


aHSCT in the news: We’re fed up waiting for it to be made available here

July 26, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Media, Treatments

A 10,000-strong petition asking Health New Zealand to extend “game-changing” stem cell treatment to multiple sclerosis (MS) patients is set to be delivered to Parliament. The petition started by Aucklander Joan Perry​, whose daughter Anne Besley​ has MS, calls for autologous haematopoietic […]


aHSCT in the media – Bronwyn Hutchinson interview on Today FM

July 26, 2022 | Advocacy, Life with MS, Media, Treatments

Listen how Bronwyn struggled with every day life, couldn’t look after her children or hold a book, and how it led her to raise $100,000 and head to Mexico for life changing treatment, aHSCT. The interview was aired this morning […]