26 Years Old Sickle Cell Cured.
Alberta woman 1st adult in Canada to be ‘cured’ of sickle cell anemia through a stem cell transplant
Revée Agyepong of Edmonton underwent the procedure at the Calgary cancer center with donor cells from sister.
An Alberta woman is the first adult in Canada to be cured of sickle cell anemia with the help of a sister’s love — and a stem cell transplant.
Revée Agyepong, 26, of Edmonton was diagnosed with the disease as a toddler and has never known life without it.
Two years ago, the Alberta Children’s Hospital announced it was successfully treating sickle cell disease in pediatric patients using stem cell transplants.