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These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes
Kyra, who has sickle cell, had suffered a devastating stroke — her second — a common complication of this inherited disease, which afflicts 100,000 Americans, most of them Black. She most likely would never have had the strokes if she had been given an annual screening test and treatment proven more than two decades earlier to prevent nine out of 10 strokes in children with the disease and recommended by the National Institutes of Health. But like countless other children with sickle cell, she was never screened.
This is a paradoxical moment for people who have this painful, deadly disease. For the first time, gene therapies that have advanced through clinical trials offer the real possibility of a cure.
news & eventsSickle Cell Anemia & Thalassaemia: An International Biomedical-Sociocultural Conference 2018The Faculty of Dentistry, Medicine and P...
people & placesWilliam T. Zempsky, MDDr. Zempsky is Professor of Pediatrics a...
news & events7th Annual Leadership Summit and General Assembly of Patients, Caregivers & CBOsThe Sickle Cell Community Consortium (SC...
education & researchDetermining Adherence to Quality Indicators in Sickle Cell Anemia Using Multiple Data SourcesINTRODUCTION: Advances in primary prophy...
videos & visualsSCDAA Gene Therapy Town Hall – Webinarhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J77Gq9yI...
people & placesAngela Rivers, MD, PhDDr. Rivers is the Director at Sickle Cel...
education & researchSickle Cell Disease Tips for Healthy LivingCommon illnesses, like the flu, can quic...
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