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B thalassemia major

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 12, 2008
  • 00:38 PM

Hi,
I have a friend whose son, aged 5 years, is diagnosed B thalassemia major since birth.

The Doctors in Bahrain, at that time, informed him that since there is no HLA doner a bone marrow transplant is not an option.

His son has been receiving blood transfusion twice a month. Now he has a baby gril, aged 10 months.

Kindly let me know if the bone marrow transplant is possible now and what will be the procedure for that.
Further, i would like to know the risk involved for the girl as being a donor to her brother at this SMALL age.

Look forward to your feedback. Any questions, please let me know.

Thanks

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