Meet Koby

Koby is a 3.5 year-old child from Lagos-Nigeria with sickle cell disease (SCD). His mother, a 31 year-old lady working in her husband’s business in Lagos, contacted us in August 2017 through Dr Peter Adeiza whose son was transplanted by us in Bangalore also for SCD. The buccal swab HLA typing kit was shipped from India, collected by the family and shipped back to DKMS in Germany. The whole process of shipping and sample processing took approximately 6 months and in February 2018 the family was notified that one of Koby’s elder brothers was compatible. The family arrived in Bangalore at the end of July 2019 and after a preparation period Koby was transplanted on August 26. He is engrafting well and tolerated the procedure without even having fever or requiring antibiotics. Of course many things can still happen but we are quite happy with his course.


Tuesday, 10 September, 2019