A 36-year-old member asked:
sickle cell disease bone marrow transplant. is that working out or not?
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Dr. Scott Diede answered
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
For select patients: Bone marrow transplant can cure patients with sickle cell disease, however this procedure has significant risks (including death). There is emerging evidence that the earlier one is transplanted for sickle cell disease, the better the outcome. This is a difficult decision to make since many with sickle cell have mild disease. Deciding who should be transplanted and when is not straight forward.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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