Weill Cornell Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Stem Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Disease: The Only Therapy to Potentially Cure the Disease

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anemiaSickle cell disease (SSD) is a genetically inherited disease affecting the red blood cells, causing them to change from a normal round form to a twisted shape. This adversely impacts their ability to carry oxygen throughout the body, and makes the cells more susceptible to be destroyed easily which can cause severe anemia.

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