Sickle Cell Disease is the most common non-infectious life-threatenng disease of children in Sub-Sadaran Africa and a major cause of suffering and disability. Cure2Children hopes to help set up a center for its cure in Accra.
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Angola is a country in Southern Africa. 20% of it's population are carriers of sickle-cell disease (SCD). Chances are you’ve heard of it, but don’t know exactly what it is and just how much it affects people’s lives. The Cure2Children Foundation is responding to a request from Angola to build their capacity to offer a cure for sickle-cell disease locally, safely, and affordably.
Hydroxyurea could be a useful alternative to blood transfusion for thalassemia patients because of the oral use, inexpensive cost, and the positive clinical and hematological responses. Learn more about this here.
At Cure2Children, offering the possibility of a cure to children suffering from life-threatening blood disorders is our top priority. A cure means, bone marrow transplantation from a healthy sibling to the sibling in need. Yet we too often receive inquiries from families with only one child or with siblings that are not compatible, and are therefore these families are left with little hope. But, what if every mother could be a donor for her child? At Cure2Children we are dedicating ourselves to making maternal bone marrow an option.