Thanks for this useful info. I try to keep an updated and current list of Hospital treatment facilities around the world listed on the following page that are willing to perform HSCT for MS patients. So I appreciate knowing about this possibility in Belgium. I will contact them to see if they would still be willing to do it, and if so, will add to this list:http://themscure.blogspot.com/2011/06/g ... -have.html
I am also currently communicating with Karolinska (public) Hospital in Sweden to see if they should be added to the list. They have already treated two private MS patients (with myeloablative BEAM HSCT) that I am aware of. Hopefully they will also be an option.
I have also had an opportunity to trade e-mails with Kirk Garrison. Being one of the first MS patients in the US to receive myeloablative HSCT 12 years ago in the phase I trial, his disease is still stopped today. Very encouraging indicating the long-term efficicacy of HSCT.
But no matter what, along with the number of MS patients receiving HSCT outside of a trial on a paid-basis, the list continues to grow. It's looking like this will very likely become a "standard" of treatment that will eventually be covered by medical insurance.