Bone Marrow Transplant
C Vermylen, et al (Univ of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium; Univ of Brussels, Belgium; Univ Hosp, Gent, Belgium et al) Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Sickle Cell Anaemia : The first 50 patients transplanted in Belgium.
Bone Marrow 22:1-6, 1998.
Stem cell transplantation can eradicate sickle cell anemia. Because the best outcomes are achieved in very young patients, parents should be informed that bone marrow transplantation offers the best chance of cure, given the availability of a familial HLA-compatible donor.