Illinois state Rep. Raymond Poe has stem cell transplant
Jan. 05, 2015
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A spokeswoman for Illinois state Rep. Raymond Poe says the Springfield Republican is feeling well after a stem cell transplant.
The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/1xtJWbL ) that Poe had the procedure to replace bone marrow and cure a blood disease. House Republican spokeswoman Vicki Crawford says "it look like the stem cells are working." She says Poe told her he is producing red blood cells.
Poe is 70-years-old and has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome. He had the transplant at a hospital in Houston. He also has undergone chemotherapy.
Poe was released from the hospital Dec. 17 and is visiting the hospital a few times a week for checkups.
Information from: The State Journal-Register, http://www.sj-r.com