STEM CELL TREATMENT OF THALASSEMIA
Thalassemia is an inherited autosomal co-dominant blood disease. In thalassemia, the genetic defect results in reduced rate of synthesis of one of the globin chains that make up haemoglobin. Reduced synthesis of one of the globin chains can cause the formation of abnormal haemoglobin molecules, thus causing anaemia, the characteristic presenting symptom of the thalassemias. Scientists have the ability to generate the blood stem cells, which can replace the defective blood stem cell of the body and make the individual normal and healthy. The stem cells are taken from donors (HLA Matching). The best transplants are brother & sisters.