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Illinois state Rep. Raymond Poe has stem cell transplant

January 5, 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

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