Emily Meier, MD, Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Program, discusses bone marrow transplants at Children's National and some of the complications of sickle cell disease.
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Bone marrow transplantation (BMT) is a special therapy for patients with certain cancers or other diseases. The goal of BMT is to transfuse healthy bone marrow cells when unhealthy bone marrow has been eliminated.
Sickle cell disease affects approximately 90,000 Americans. Dr. Abraham, a Blood and Marrow Transplantation Specialist at Children's National, explains the disease and discusses some of the symptoms and treatments.
The Pediatric Hematology Oncology training program is an ACGME accredited, three year training program for physicians that have completed three years of general pediatric training at an ACGME accredited institution.
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.