Stem cell research lab opens in Armenia

By Asbarez | Thursday, 10 November 2016

Newly opened R. Yeolyan Hematology Medical Center in Yerevan (Photo:

Newly opened R. Yeolyan Hematology Medical Center in Yerevan (Photo:

YEREVAN—President Serzh Sarkisian and First Lady Rita Sarkisian attended on November 8 the opening ceremony of the R. Yeolyan Hematology Medical Center, according to the presidential press service.

Accompanied by the heads of the leading medical institutions of the country, the mayor of Yerevan, Minister of Health Care, head of the World Bank Yerevan office and other guests, president Sarkisian and the First Lady toured the premise of the only leading medical center in Armenia specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the hematological diseases, were introduced to the works and conditions created to provide high quality services, and conversed with the administration and medical staff of the Center on its ongoing activities and future programs, the press service reported.

Sarkisian getting familiarized with the works at the center (Photo:

Sarkisian getting familiarized with the works at the center (Photo:

The responsible officials of the Center said that the structure of the modernized Hematology Center comprises a regional bone morrow transplant department and a laboratory for the stem cells research.

Considering the exceptional importance of the Center particularly for the treatment of the children with blood cancer, the program has been implemented thanks to the commitment and efforts of the First Lady– the Honorary Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Donate Life Charity Fund. The seven-story building of the Center has been renovated and a new three-story unit has been added. The modernization work has been carried out by Armenia’s Ministry of Health Care through governmental financing and the World Bank.

The newly opened medical Center will provide state-of-the-art, high quality and affordable medical services. The Center is equipped with all necessary modern facilities, the major part of which is exceptional in its significance and are unique for Armenia.

The installed automated systems will increase the Center’s services. The policy of competitive prices will allow the Center to provide services to patients from abroad.