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Sickle Cell Anemia Information

Sickle cell anemia is a disease where individuals inherit abnormally shaped red blood cells. Instead of normal, round red blood cells, these blood cells are sickle-shaped. Due to their abnormal shape, these sickle cells can cause blockages in blood flow which can result in extreme pain and even organ damage. Furthermore, these cells do not last as long as normal red blood cells therefore causing anemia.

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Sickle Cell Anemia FAQs

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Additional information about sickle cell anemia can be found here:

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America -

Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research -

American Sickle Cell Anemia Association -

Sickle Cell Society -

Global Sickle Cell Disease Network - –