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?
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.
Yes. Bone marrow transplant can cure sickle cell disease. 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.
My daughter has sickle cell anemia we tested for bone marrow transplant no matches is there anything else that might cure my daughter?
Bone Marrow transpl. Ask your church community to host a blood drive and encourage people to be swabbed for the bone marrow transplant data base. Cure of ss is only by marrow transplant. If more people are in the registry, you may find a match.
I agree. I agree with Dr. Keimowitz's response. In order to expand the Bone Marrow Donor pool for you, you need to host a donor drive which you can do in your community.
In theory yes. As sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease, correction of the gene defect by stem cell transplantation or gene therapy would theoretically correct the genetic defect. Gene therapy is experimental at this time. Stem cell transplantation is more common, but is limited by the availability of suitable tissue matched donors. In either case, correction of the genetic defect will not fix prior strokes.
Maybe. Gene therapy could be a permanent cure for sickle cell anemia, but this is still an experimental trial and the success depends largely on the number of stem cells that are gene corrected to make normal hemoglobin. At this point, the only curative therapy for scd is bone marrow transplant.
Sickle cell anemia. None.
So far only one. At present the only cure for sickle cell disease is a bone marrow transplant. This is being done with greater frequency, and many pediatric transplant centers are participating in a trial with this. The biggest limitation to this is the availability of suitable bone marrow donors. Brothers or sisters are best, but they must be a match and have no more than sickle trait.
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.