Sunday, February 19, 2012
10 year old Carol Mulumba suffers from the worst type of Sickle Cell Anemia. By the age of 6 she was already suffering from strokes and frequently missing school due to overwhelming pain. Doctors warned her mother, Lucky Mulumba, that Carol was vulnerable to dying at any time.
Carol underwent a stem cell transplant from the cells of her little brother's cord blood, which proved to be a success and eventually cured her from Sickle Cell completely!
Carol recently traveled to the White House to speak with President Obama about her treatment and to bring awareness to stem cell treatments.
Research conducted by the Cord Blood Registry has shown that this type of treatment serves as a possible cure for blood cancers, immune disorders, and anemias.
Let's hope this cause receives the funding it needs to help those with blood and immune disorders!
To learn more about Sickle Cell Anemia, click HERE