Rileigh is 3 years post BMT from Children’s Hospital in Aurora. Rileigh received stem cells from cord blood donors; none of her family was a match. She also has a genetic disorder called Fanconi’s Anemia. Rileigh was the first successful BMT recipient who has this disorder at Children’s. Most patients with this disorder go to Minneapolis or Cleveland for their BMTs. Fanconi’s Anemia is a genetic disorder where patients get early on-set cancers. At this time, we don’t know which gene is causing Rileigh’s Fanconi’s Anemia, but research is happening world wide to find a cure.
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