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patient education

Sickle cell disease and education

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source: Sickle Options

year: N/A


It is often observed that sickle cell disease creates gaps in education. The condition affects the ability of a child to attend school regularly, learn and remember, focus or concentrate on school work, etc.

Before getting into a college, a person should consider certain things such as:

• Availability of a sickle cell clinic near the college

• How far away is the hospital

• Who will help during crisis

• Transportation facility

• It is also advisable to keep in contact with your healthcare team 

• Students should keep their teachers educated about their condition.


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