Ypsilanti High School student needs marrow donor; search illustrates dilemma black patients face
(03/2009) Lowrenza, 14, an Ypsilanti High School freshman who plays in the marching band drumline and likes robotics, has sickle cell disease. Full Story
U-M joins nationwide sickle cell disease study (9/23/08) This first-of-its-kind clinical trial may provide new treatment options to children with sickle cell disease, and the University of Michigan Health System is one of the primary institutions participating in the multi-site trial.
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Blood drive aims to help sickle cell disease sufferers
(9/22/07) Mykai Orr is a vibrant, polite, giggly third-grader who likes to read Junie B. Jones books because they're funny, and enjoys math and gym. Mykai has had three strokes, has headaches, and gets tired before it's time for her weekly blood transfusion. Full Story
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