Blood Stem-Cell Transplant Regimen Reverses Sickle Cell Disease in Adults
Posted Dec 11 2009 1:22am
Hey everyone, someone sent this to me today. I can't believe it but it looks like adult blood stem transplant to reverse sickle cell is officially a reality! WOOHOO!!! I know the study is still in its experimental stages, but I can't help it but to be totally stoked and excited.
A team led by Dr. John Tisdale at the National Institutes of Health is performing experimental blood stem cell transplants for sickle cell--using stem cells from healthy siblings.
Health care providers — and sickle cell patients and family members who may be interested in joining NIH blood stem-cell transplant studies — may call 301-402-6466 for more information. Calls will be returned within 48 hours. Sources: