When you get a donor but can’t afford the treatment

Karen Mukabi

Karen Mukabi, a sickle cell patient, with her mother Eunice Yeswa at their home in Shikangania, Kakamega County, during the interview.

Photo credit: Pauline Ongaji | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • 90% - The success rate of a bone marrow transplant for matched sibling donor
  • 80% - The success rate of a bone marrow transplant for matched family donor such as a parent
  • 70% - The success rate of a bone marrow transplant for matched unrelated donor

When Karen Mukabi was diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease in 2007, it seemed as if her life was ending.

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