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Nicord- Sickle Cell - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study to learn more about the safety and side effects of NiCord, stem cells that are made from umbilical cord blood (UCB).

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia

Who Can Participate in the Study?

To be in this study, you must:
- Be age 2-45 years old
- Without a matched family member (brother or sister) or unrelated person who can be a donor of stem cells.  
- Weigh at least 22 pounds.  
- Have a matched unrelated cord blood unit from a UCB bank  
- Be healthy enough for transplant.

Age Group
Adults, Children

What is Involved?

If you decide to join this study, you will:  
- Have an unrelated cord blood transplant
- Stay in the hospital during a large part of the study  
- Be followed for 1 year after transplant

Study Details

Full Title
Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation of NiCord®, Umbilical Cord Blood-Derived Ex Vivo Expanded Stem and Progenitor Cells in Patients with Hemoglobinopathies
Principal Investigator
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Specialist
Protocol Number
Phase Pilot
Contact the Duke Recruitment Innovation Center