Most people don’t think about the red blood cells that are hard at work in their bodies every day. But pregnant women need to be aware of the hereditary illness called sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects the hemoglobin protein of red blood cells. Healthy red blood cells have a round shape and … Read More
Today across the U.S., more than 117,000 people are waiting for that gift of life from an organ donor. Trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss are all reasons why someone may need an organ, tissue or blood donation at some point in their lives. It could happen to any one … Read More
With bone marrow transplants we try to beat leukemia, lymphoma and other serious blood diseases by replacing unhealthy blood-forming cells in your bone marrow with healthy ones. Cord blood transplant is one of the newer options we have for these procedures.
The following information is from Mikkael Sekeres, M.D., Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Leukemia Program and a co-chair of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation’s medical advisory board: