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Making an Informed Decision As a Family

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Jewel is a teenager living with sickle cell disease. She and her mother, Paula make informed decision about participating in clinical studies.

My Contribution to Clinical Studies

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Ada Gonzalez lives with sickle cell disease and enrolled in a clinical study decades ago that she benefits from today.

Research for Adults Aging with Sickle Cell

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Andre, an adult living with sickle cell disease, talks about the need for treatment options for the aging and future generations with sickle cell disease.

Research Updates

Bluebird Bio Announces First Outcomes-Based Agreement with Medicaid for Sickle Cell Disease Gene Therapy

11 Mar 2024

Bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) ("bluebird bio") today announced it has signed its first Medicaid outcomes-based agreement for LYFGENIA™ (lovotibeglogene autotemcel, also known as lovo-cel) with the state of Michigan.

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Study Highlights Sickle Cell Disease Prevalence in Socially Disadvantaged Areas

12 Jan 2024

The study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, underscoring the intricate needs of children with SCD and their families. It suggests that public health initiatives should be directed towards areas with higher social vulnerability to improve access to care.

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FDA Approves First Gene Therapies to Treat Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

08 Dec 2023

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two milestone treatments, Casgevy and Lyfgenia, representing the first cell-based gene therapies for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) in patients 12 years and older.

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