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Sometimes a person may have a blood disorder causing their blood to not act as it should. One of these disorders is sickle cell disease, which affects the body’s red blood cells. Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disease in the United States, with a high prevalence in people of African descent.
There are different types of blood and some are rarer than others. People can have rare blood types that make transfusion difficult if they are in an accident or need surgery. For example, AB negative is the rarest blood type with only 1% of the general population having it.
To help combat these issues, a team of researchers led by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) unit recently launched the first clinical trial to ever transfuse laboratory-grown red blood cells into a live human.
news & eventsNew Pre-transplant Treatment Regimen Improves Survival of Kids with Sickle Cell Disease, Trial ShowsA new pre-transplant conditioning regime...
education & researchHyperhemolysis syndrome in patients with sickle cell anemia: report of three casesBACKGROUND: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is ...
news & eventsLa Jolla Pharmaceutical company announces initiation of pivotal clinical study of LJPC-401 in patients with beta tha...La Jolla Pharmaceutical company today an...
education & researchFrom total blood exchange to erythrocytapheresis and back to treat complications of sickle cell diseaseErythrocytapheresis is an important proc...
Community CenterWhat it’s like to be 17 and living with sickle cell diseaseTre Adegoroye is 17 and was diagnosed wi...
videos & visualsBlood Transfusions: What You Need to Know and Do (Part 3: IRON OVERLOAD)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXURPZav...
videos & visualsCord Blood Transplants: A Sickle Cell Curehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EaJr3Qp...
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