June 19 Is World Sickle Cell Day: Get the Facts

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  • The 411 on Sickle Cell
  • What Is Sickle Cell Disease?
  • Why Is SCD Harmful?
  • What Are the Complications?
  • How Do You Treat It?
  • Iron Overload and SCD
  • How Do You Know You Have SCD?
  • African-Americans and Sickle Cell
  • Sickle Cell and Genetics
  • Is There a Cure?

The 411 on Sickle Cell

June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a serious genetic disease that is especially prevalent among African-Americans. Yet, how much do you really know about this inherited blood disorder? Kellee Terrell

 

(Photo: Courtesy African American Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness)

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