Before getting a bone-marrow transplant from his sister in 2006 through an NSCF-supported clinical trial, Amos Igwe was often so sick that he had difficulty breathing and could barely leave the living room couch. Amos was treated as part of a study that aims to make bone-marrow transplants safe enough to be used widely and possible beyond the small portion of patients with perfectly matched donors. The mini-bone marrow transplant can potentially cure sickle cell disease. To date, Amos is effectively cured of sickle cell disease.
To See the 2009 Video Documenting the Igwe Family’s Amazing Story: