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Stem Cell Therapy for Sickle Cell Anemia Abroad

Hospitals and medical centers offering Stem Cell therapy for Sickle Cell Anemia.

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management.
IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 associ.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Hospital Quirónsalud Málaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon

Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the private health sector in Spain, with its high quality of medical and welfare service in an environment that combines personal attention with the support of the latest technology.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The mission of the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Department is to utilize transplantation therapies to eliminate cancer and provide personalized patient care.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Hospital Ruber Internacional


Medicenter treats patients using Cord Blood Stem Cells and Bone Marrow Stem Cells.


Sickle Cell Anemia is treated at Medicenter

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About Sickle Cell Anemia Stem Cell Therapy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is sickle cell anemia?

This is an inherited type of anemia whereby the red blood cells are not enough to carry enough oxygen throughout the body.

Normal red blood cells are round and flexible and move easily through the blood vessels. However, in sickle cell anemia, red blood cells become rigid and take on a sickle or crescent shape. Because of the irregular shape they can get stuck in the smaller blood vessels and slow or block oxygen and blood flow.

Sickle cell anemia has no cure but can be managed to relieve pain and complications associated with the condition.

What causes sickle cell anemia?

It is caused by the presence of hemoglobin S, an abnormal type of hemoglobin (a protein inside red blood cells which carry oxygen). The hemoglobin S causes the red blood cells to become fragile and change shape into the characteristic sickle or crescent. The abnormal cells are unable to deliver adequate oxygen to the tissues. They can also get stuck and interrupt blood flow.

This disease is inherited from both parents. If you get the gene from just one parent, you will have the sickle cell trait but will not experience the symptoms of sickle cell anemia.


Symptoms begin to occur after the age of 4 months. Almost all sickle cell anemia patients suffer from painful episodes called crises that cause pain in the chest, joints, leg and lower back. The crises can last from a few hours to days.

Severe sickle cell anemia is characterized by common symptoms that include:

  • Paleness
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Jaundice
  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain attacks in younger children
  • Symptoms due to blocked blood vessels include:
  • Poor vision or blindness
  • Pianism (painful and prolonged erection)
  • Confusion or problems with thinking
  • Ulcers on the lower legs
  • Other symptoms include:
  • Osteomyelitis (Bone infections)
  • Pneumonia (lung infection)
  • Cholecystitis (gallbladder infection)
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Delayed [puberty
  • Painful joints
  • Heart or liver failure

How can stem cell transplants help?

The only known cure for sickle cell disease is through bone marrow or stem cell transplants. However, the transplants are rarely done to the risks involved.

Stem cells are produced in the bone marrow and can transform into various types of blood cells. The stem cells from a healthy donor are given to the patient intravenously and they produce healthy blood cells which replace the sickle cells.

The most common and significant risk is graft versus host disease whereby the transplanted cells begin to attack the other cells in the patient’s body.

What to expect

The stem cell transplant is usually done after treatment with high doses of chemotherapy. The chemotherapy destroys the patient’s bone marrow and makes room for the growth of new bone marrow. The patient is then infused with healthy bone marrow which contains stem cells that will help in forming new blood cells. The new bone marrow resolves the sickle cell disease symptoms.

How long do I have to stay in the hospital?

The bone marrow transplant procedure in its entirety usually requires a hospital stay of 5-6 weeks. Because the procedure may cause serious complications a comprehensive and thorough medical history is done before a child can undergo stem cell transplant procedure to cure sickle cell disease.

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