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.
Emery, Gene (December 9, 2009). Marrow transplant cures adult sickle cell disease. Retrieved December 10, 2009 from http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091209/hl_nm/us_sicklecell_transplants
National Institutes of Health. Blood Stem-Cell Transplant Reverses Sickle Cell. Retrieved from http://www.nih.gov/news/health/dec2009/niddk-09.htm