Weill Cornell Bone Marrow Transplant Program

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Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program Research Updates at the 2017 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

ASH 2017The Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program researchers and physicians made a vast impact at this year’s American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, an educational gathering of over 25,000 clinicians and scientists from around the world who are working to conquer blood disease.

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

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.