is it any possible to cure thal patient.

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Offline joyce

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is it any possible to cure thal patient.
« on: October 28, 2010, 01:44:37 PM »
my 5months old baby was confirmed as having thal major last month. this month is his second time doing the blood transfusion.is there any possibilities that i can cure him as he's still young.

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Offline Andy Battaglia

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Re: is it any possible to cure thal patient.
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 02:48:38 PM »
Hi Joyce,

Bone marrow transplant is currently the only cure. This requires a matching donor, most often a sibling. You can read about a BMT experience at a thread you have replied to, at http://www.thalassemiapatientsandfriends.com/index.php?topic=3125.msg31246#msg31246

A gene therapy cure for thalassemia is coming, but this will take some time to go through trials and be perfected and approved.
Andy

All we are saying is give thals a chance.

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Re: is it any possible to cure thal patient.
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2010, 02:01:48 PM »
thanks andy!

 

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