September 25, 2023

UAE Pro League Hosts Young Fan Murad to Kick Off Al Wahda vs. Hatta Match

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2023: To commemorate the success of young Murad's treatment for leukemia using UAE’s first CAR-T Cell Therapy at Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC), the UAE Pro League extended a special invitation to Murad to kick off the match between Al Wahda and Hatta football teams on Sunday, September 24, 2023 at Al Nahyan Stadium in the capital Abu Dhabi in the third round of the ADNOC Pro League which ended with Al Wahda team winning 1-0.

This initiative, organized in coordination between UAE Pro League, Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center, and the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, underscores the power of innovation and collaboration in the pursuit of better health and well-being, celebrating the young boy’s successful treatment. This compassionate outreach demonstrates support to Murad and his family, highlights the commitment to aiding young warriors like him, and also signifies a broader mission to provide support to all children contending with leukemia.

The manufacturing of CAR-T cells by ADSCC, a genetically modified immune cell therapy, represents a groundbreaking advancement in the realm of precision immunotherapy in the UAE. It enables the precise targeting of cancer cells in individuals with specific types of blood cancers. This remarkable medical achievement, pioneered by the Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center, where doctors, experts, scientists, and researchers are always striving to provide the latest medical innovations and treatments, solidifies the Center’s position as a leader in research and development within the health sector, and further cements Abu Dhabi as a global hub for healthcare and life sciences; while providing renewed hope for numerous patients across the country and the wider region.

Symbolizing a collective commitment to fostering hope, health, and unity within the community, His Excellency Saeed Obaid Al Kaabi, UAE Pro League Board Member, honored the ADSCC delegation and congratulated them on this major innovative achievement in the presence of representatives from the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi.

The UAE Pro League has consistently focused on community engagement initiatives to convey messages of well-being and humanity, leveraging football, a sport embraced by all sectors of society. This underscores the sport's significant role in promoting positive social values.