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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Children’s National Health System is one of the few centers in the world to offer a cellular therapy program for children.
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.
"Our best advice is to take each episode as it comes, and you will get through them all! It may sound like a cliché, but you do learn to live one day at a time and to relish every small milestone in your child's life."