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WNY Girl Gets First Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant for Sickle Cell in Buffalo


Kayla Rushing is the first pediatric patient to receive a bone marrow transplant for Sickle Cell Disease in the City of Buffalo.

The procedure took place through a partnership with Roswell Park and Oishei Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Steven Ambrusko is the Director of Sickle Cell and Hemoglobinopathy services program. He says this procedure is the first step toward a larger initiative to ensure children with Sickle Cell Disease in Buffalo get the care they need.

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