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Healthy Living: Researchers Looking To Cure Sickle Cell

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Sickle cell is a serious disease that causes pain, anemia, infection, organ damage, and even stroke.  

It's the most common inherited blood disorder in the US.  

The good news is bone marrow transplants can be a cure.  

The bad news is not every patient has a matching donor.  

Now, researchers are looking at a new way to offer more patients transplants.  

Sickle cell is more common in minorities, occurring in about one in every 500 African Americans and about one in every 1,000 Hispanic Americans.

We have more details in tonight's Healthy Living.

 

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