June 19 Is World Sickle Cell Day: Get the Facts

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  • 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
  • What Is Sickle Cell Disease?
  • Why Is SCD Harmful?
  • What Are the Complications?

How Do You Know You Have SCD?

It’s required that every hospital in the U.S. test newborns for the disease. This type of routine testing has helped decrease the death rates of children with SCD by 45 percent over the past years. 


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