In the United States, more than 80,000 people are affected by sickle cell disease. Primarily, sickle cell affects people of African ancestry – but there is a also a small number of people affected who are of Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Asian and white ancestry. A bone marrow transplant is the only known cure for sickle cell anemia.
Here’s an interesting article that appeared recently in a local North Carolina newspaper about . . . Here’s an interesting article that appeared recently in a local North Carolina newspaper about a woman discovering how a bone marrow transplant might become the cure for ending her decade’s long struggle with sickle cell anemia. Kelly Holloway is part of an NIH study seeking to demonstrate how bone marrow transplantation offers the best — and only — cure for sickle cell anemia. Over the past two decades, transplants have successfully provided cures for children suffering from sickle cell anemia, but Holloway is part of study that hopes to show the same sort of cure rates are achievable for adults.”