Sunday, April 09, 2006

T-Cell Transplant -- New Breakthrough?

They call it a "mini transplant." Purified T-Cells from a donor are transfused into a sick person. What happens, hopefully, is a rebooting of a damaged immune system with a "supercharge" from the purified, healthier T-Cells. Basically you are "training" your immune system to work properly by introducing T-Cells that know what to do.

This is a relatively new procedure for patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis and isn't done quite the same way it has been for those with Cancer. Family members or other highly compatible donors must also do some pre-treatment. But new statistics are showing some good numbers as a result.

I am currently on a list for funding the procedure. Cross your fingers and say a prayer!

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Sela Carsen said...

Praying this comes through for you!

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