Stem cell transplants for sickle cell disease

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Your child's health-care team may offer stem cell transplants to treat your child's sickle cell disease. Learn about the treatment, including its benefits and risks.

Key points

  • Stem cell transplant (or bone marrow transplant) replaces the bone marrow of a person who has sickle cell disease with healthy bone marrow from a donor.
  • Talk to your child's health-care provider about all the risks and benefits of stem cell transplant.
Last updated: March 27th 2024