Published in Blood Weekly, January 13th, 2000
Doctors had replaced the boy's bone marrow with stem cells from the umbilical cord of an unrelated infant in the hopes that the new cells would produce healthy marrow, which in turn produces blood cells.
The transplant was performed December 11, 1998, and was believed to be the first time unrelated cord blood has been used to treat sickle cell anemia - an inherited, crippling, and sometimes lethal disease prevalent among blacks.
Doctors had said that they would wait a year to see if the stem cells...
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