Stem Cell Transplant From a Sibling Video

Lisa and Jack's first child, Molly, was born with Fanconi's anemia, a rare and fatal blood disorder that decreases the body's ability to produce healthy blood cells and can lead to leukemia. A stem-cell transplant of cord blood from a sibling woul...
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Stem Cell Transplant From a Sibling Dr. Travis Stork: They were talking about extraordinary measures that people take to save lives. Imagine yourself in the delivery room, you’re waiting to hold you newborn baby only see you’re frantically whist away without an explanation, well that’s exactly what happened to Jack and Lisa. Female: Born with Fanconis Anemia, a fatal blood disorder by age 6, Molly was desperate for a bone marrow transplant. Lisa: When Molly was little, we were given a death sentence that Molly wasn’t going to live beyond 7 and any other kids that we would have would most likely have this disease. Female: A sibling stem cell transplant would increase Molly’s odds for survival. Molly: My brother gave me a clear blood that the doctors took and then made me better. Jack: It went from a 20% of survival with lots of complications to 80 plus percent survival after transplant with not as many complications. So for us, it really was an— Lisa: In my heart I wasn’t going to let her die without a fight and I was going to do everything in my power to try and give her a chance and to have a family.

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