Published in Blood Weekly, October 6th, 1997
Regular blood transfusions can greatly reduce the chance they have a stroke and suffer the accompanying brain and nerve damage. The doctors said they reduced the number of first-time strokes in children by 90 percent.
"The results of the Stroke Prevention trial in Sickle Cell Anemia, or STOP, were so important that the study was terminated 16 months earlier than planned," Claude Lenfant, U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, told a news conference. He said an immediate alert was being sent to doctors and...
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