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What is stem cell transplantation?

Q: I am a 24 years old man suffering from sickle cell anaemia. I came to know that it could be treated by stem cell plantation. Please give me some more information about this treatment. Where I can get it done in India?

A:The stem cell transplantation is the treatment to cure sickle cell anaemia. First and the most important requirement for stem cell transplantation in sickle cell anaemia is a HLA match sibling donor. You should get your and your sibling's HLA typing and if there is match available then only transplant can be done.

Centers where SCT for sickle cell disease available in India are - Dr. B L Kapur Memorial Hospital - New Delhi, CMC - vellore, Apollo - Chennai, TMH - Mumbai, Narayn Hridyalaya - Banglore, Shayadri Hospital - Pune.

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