12 year Old Boy Cured of Sickle Cell After Stem Cell Transplant
Good news! A 12 year old boy from Indianapolis, Elliot Preddie, has been cured of sickle cell after receiving a stem cell transplant from a matching donor. One year later, Elliot is still free from the affliction. Prior to finding a donoe, Elliot was receiving chronic blood transfusions monthly to help stem the disease.
What is sickle cell?
Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited blood disorders that affects the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin found in red blood cells. The cells die early, leaving fewer healthy red cells. The condition can also lead to painful blocking of blood flow in the body.
Source: 10 WBNS