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A 43-year-old member asked:

Please let me know if there is a cure for sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
Yes, transplant: A bone marrow transplant can be cure. There are many medical and personal factors that go into the decision making process about whether a transplant would be a good option for a patient with sickle cell disease. Most patients do not receive transplant because of the risk of death from the procedure. This risk is improving all the time, so transplants may become more common in the near future.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is being done to cure sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No cure: There is no cure for sickle cell anemia but you can have treatment for pain crisis ,anemia off and on as needed.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Please tell me the cause of sickle cell anemia?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Stiffened hemoglobin: There is a genetic change that causes an abnormal hemoglobin. This abnormal hemoglobin becomes stiff in certain circumstances, causing the red blood cell to sickle. This causes many symptoms, including anemia, pain, and many other symptoms.
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