Blood Stem-Cell Transplant Regimen Reverses Sickle Cell Disease in Adults


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

National Institutes of Health. Blood Stem-Cell Transplant Reverses Sickle Cell. Retrieved from


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