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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)

key information

source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

year: 2017

summary/abstract:

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.” People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. If you have SCD, it’s important to learn how to stay as healthy as possible.

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