Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease Video

Max Coppes, MD, PhD, tells us that research is being conducted at the Children's National Medical Center, with hopes of replacing abnormal red blood cells with healthy red blood cells to find a cure for Sickle Cell disease.
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Dr. Max Coppes: One of the areas that we are focusing on is trying to think of what is that we can do to start curing Sickle Cell disease. Areas that we are doing researches in not only how can we make the lives of children who Sickle Cell disease better. But Sickle Cell disease was a curable disease but if you do bone marrow transplant if you take out the stem cells the abnormal red stem cells, if you take them out and replace them with somebody else is healthy red stem cells, you are done.

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