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‘Contributors to KHCC’s expansion can name units at new buildings’

By Dana Al Emam - Dec 24,2014 - Last updated at Dec 24,2014

AMMAN — Individuals and establishments who contribute to the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) expansion project can name a space or unit at the new buildings, HH Princess Dina Mired, director general of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation, has said.

“It could be as simple as a JD200 [Intravenous therapy infusion] set,” Princess Dina said at a recent meeting with media representatives, adding that donations under the naming programme can reach JD20,000.

The centre’s new expansion, which consists of an outpatient building and an inpatient tower, will enable the provision of “quantitative and qualitative” services to cancer patients, the centre’s director general, Asem Mansour, said in previous remarks to The Jordan Times. 

The new buildings are expected to be ready in 2016 and will include six operating rooms, increasing the total number at the KHCC to 12, according to Mansour.

He said the centre’s capacity is expected to double once the expansion project is complete.

The JD130 million expansion will also house the first public umbilical cord blood bank in Jordan, according to the KHCC.

The cord blood bank, operating at a capacity of 10,000 units, will preserve umbilical cords after delivery in certain conditions in order to use them later for those in need of bone marrow transplants, Mansour said.

Moreover, the new expansion will introduce robotic surgery technology in cases of prostate and rectal cancers for ultra accurate results, he added.

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