June 19 Is World Sickle Cell Day: Get the Facts

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  • 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 Treat It?

Is There a Cure?

Yes, but it’s complicated. For a rare few, around 25 people including an African-American woman in Chicago in 2012, have received a blood marrow transplant in hopes of being cured from SCD. And so far around 85 percent of those people have been successful in ridding themselves of the disease. 

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