Barriers to Conceiving Sibling Donors for Sickle Cell Disease: Perspectives From Patients and Parents
Jae, Gina A
Lewkowitz, Adam K
Yang, Joanna C
Del Toro, Gustavo
Ethnicity & health 2011 Aug-Oct; 16(4-5): 431-45
The lack of matched sibling donors poses a significant barrier to utilizing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), the only proven cure for children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Little is known about current patient and parent perspectives towards HCT for SCD. This study examines the perceived barriers of transplant, and the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), when there is no pre-existing sibling donor.
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