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Transfusion to the Rescue

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source: Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

year: N/A

summary/abstract:

Sometimes I get a blood transfusion from healthy people so that more of my red blood cells will be round like donuts. No more traffic jams!

And I’m glad transfusions don’t hurt. Well there is one moment in the beginning when I feel a pinch that goes away really fast. Like two seconds.

After that, I’m relaxing and having the new healthy blood go into my body. It usually takes a few hours. It’s boring, so I always bring books and things I like.

 

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