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Unknown Cord Blood Donor Gives Boy New Lease on Life

Joshua Marshall
 

Joshua Marshall was born with a rare disease, called severe combined immunodeficiency, which impairs his immune system so much that even a minor infection could cost him his life. Thanks to an anonymous cord blood donor, and the transplant team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC who performed a cord blood transplant when he was 6 months old, Joshua has a mostly functional immune system. Now 7 years old, he is able to play outside on the family farm and enjoy just being a kid.

Read more about how cord blood donations are helping kids like Joshua fight diseases.

Last Update
September 17, 2012
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Last Update
September 17, 2012
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