Friday, December 11, 2009

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.
 Sources:

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

3 comments:

Ms. Baltimore said...

Tosin! What a coincidence, I just happened to have one a few months ago @ Johns Hopkins and I came today to start blogging about it. I created a separate blog throughout the whole procedure; if you're interested please let me know. WoooooHooooo!!!!!

Vixen said...

Absolutely..I'll check out your blog

Cynthia Beattie Mcgill said...

Stem cell therapy is set to become a major part of ATS, cancer, hearing loss treatments and of course plastic surgery. The need is however, is to ensure that these are stored in perfect condition before actually getting transplanted to the receiver’s body. This has made the industry of 'controlled rate freezers' to grow at a fast pace to keep up with the demand. I am doing a paper on ‘The Uses of Stem Cell Perseverance and the Techniques of Storing Them’ and found your post valuable.

Cynthia Beattie Mcgill