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Is there a cure for my sickle cell anemia ss ? My doc said there is one bone merrow transplnt will it work true or not ?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Donor transplant

Donor bone marrow transplantation from a related donor (usually sibling) or an unrelated donor can be often successfully carried out in healthy patients with sickle cell anemia.
A cord blood transplant can be used if regular donors are not available. Useful website is www.Marrow.Org.

In brief: Donor transplant

Donor bone marrow transplantation from a related donor (usually sibling) or an unrelated donor can be often successfully carried out in healthy patients with sickle cell anemia.
A cord blood transplant can be used if regular donors are not available. Useful website is www.Marrow.Org.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Martin Andreansky
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Patient's bone marrow is "emptied" using chemotherapy and then donor bone marrow is infused iv. Donor is preferrably a fully tissue (hla) matched sibling (may have sickle cell trait). If not available an unrelated donor can be found searching donor registries. The procedure requires about 4-6 weeks of hospitalization.

In brief: Yes

Patient's bone marrow is "emptied" using chemotherapy and then donor bone marrow is infused iv. Donor is preferrably a fully tissue (hla) matched sibling (may have sickle cell trait). If not available an unrelated donor can be found searching donor registries. The procedure requires about 4-6 weeks of hospitalization.
Dr. Martin Andreansky
Dr. Martin Andreansky
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Dr. Louis Cooper
Chimeric transplant may be helpful--depends on history of illness and age of the child. Frequency of crises and desire of parents to do trial bone marrow transplant. Has hydroxyurea been tried?
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