Canadian Woman Cured of Sickle Cell Anemia
Posted on : 04-26-2018 By : Samantha Pointer
Doctors at Tom Baker Cancer Centre have announced that a Canadian woman has been cured of sickle cell anemia five months after undergoing a stem cell transplant. 26-year-old Revée Agyepong of Edmonton, Alberta had suffered from the blood disorder for her entire life until her older sister donated her own stem cells to help with the cure. Agyepong was first diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when she was a small child. A genetic disorder, sickle cell anemia occurs when an individual inherits a gene that negatively affects red blood cells,…
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