Venezuela: Children die as bone marrow transplants unavailable

Venezuela's healthcare system collapsed after a drop in oil prices amid failing economic policy.

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    Replacing bone marrow can promote the growth of healthy cells and fight cancer.

    For many children, a transplant is their only hope, but it is fading for Venezuelans.

    The government says it cannot pay for treatments because of US sanctions.

    The opposition blames inefficiency and a lack of resources.

    We spoke to a group of about 30 children needing bone marrow transplants. Time has just run out for one of them.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports.


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