Blood and Immune System Disorders: A Patient Perspective with Alysia Vaccaro

9/23/2020; 12 minutes

In 2012, Alysia Vaccaro's newborn daughter, Evie was diagnosed with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). Children with SCID lack a functioning immune system so even a simple cold can be fatal. After hearing about a potential gene therapy developed by Dr. Don Kohn at UCLA, Vaccaro enrolled Evie in a clinical trial. Today, Evie is a thriving 8 year old with a healthy immune system. Vaccaro shares a bit of Evie's journey and the impact that stem cell research has had on their family. Recorded on 09/14/2020. (#36431)

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