A recent article in the Capital Business Journal, a Washington Post publication, about diversifying the local economy included information about how Children’s National is using data to help improve care for children with chronic conditions like sickle cell disease.
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"His future depended on the transplant, and I knew I had to do something to help," school nurse Deborah Owens, LPN, says. Learn how Owens went on to educate a community and save one child's life through bone marrow transplantation.
Jozlyn was born with sickle cell disease and couldn't participate in many activities, but three years ago, she had a bone marrow transplant, and is now back at school and is a cheerleader.
"In the midst of every situation remember that there is no situation that you will face that you (along with your support team) are not well-equipped to handle."
Bone marrow transplant is the only treatment that can cure sickle cell disease, but only 20-30 percent of patients who need one have a matching sibling to donate bone marrow for them.