Medicine’s Jane Little discusses half-match bone marrow transplants

Sickle cell transplants could see wider use

The New York Times: Experimental half-match bone marrow transplants could help individuals suffering from sickle-cell disease, but they only work 50 percent of the time. “You’re putting people through a lot, and to have half of the transplants not take must be heartbreaking,” said Jane Little, associate professor of medicine and director of the adult sickle cell program. “It’s exposing patients to risk you can’t take away. But it also really expands the pool of potential recipients.”