Duke University

Stem cell transplant for the treatment of sickle cell disease, thalassemia and rare childhood disorders.

In North Carolina, we have helped fund a collaboration between  Institute for Cellular Therapeutics (ICT) at the University of Louisville and Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Pathology at Duke University, Director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant (PBMT) program at Duke University Medical Center and Director of the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank. This collaboration is conducting research for the treatment of sickle cell disease, thalassemia and rare childhood disorders.