Pre-born blood transfusion and bone marrow transplant baby

Five Blood Transfusions, One Bone Marrow Transplant — All Before Birth

By Denise Grady on May 25, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — In the three months before she was even born, Elianna Constantino received five blood transfusions and a bone-marrow transplant. All were given with a needle passed through her mother’s abdomen and uterus, into the vein in her umbilical cord.
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Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

By Rob Stein on April 18, 2018
Gene therapy is showing promise for treating one of the most common genetic disorders. Results of a study published Wednesday show that 15 of 22 patients with beta-thalassemia who got gene therapy were able to stop or sharply reduce the regular blood transfusions they had needed to alleviate their...
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UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco To Begin Cutting Edge Stem-Cell Trials at CIRM-Funded Alpha Stem Cell Clinics

By Melinda Krigel on December 11, 2017
California Institute of Regenerative Medicine Awards Nearly $8 Million to UCSF for the Clinics