Sickle Cell Disease and Cell Transplantation

Lawrence Wolfe, MD, Assoc. Chief, Hematology and Joel Brochstein, MD, Assoc. Chief, Cellular Therapy, both at the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, talk about the one hundred thousand Americans, especially African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans, who are affected by the red blood disorder, with millions more affected worldwide. The only cure for SCD is bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Topics include: the causes and symptoms associated with the sickle shaped cells, how other organs are affected, bone marrow transplant, selecting the best donor, and donating blood cells.

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