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Howard University Hospital Center for Sickle Cell Disease

1840 7th St NW
Washington, DC, United States
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Transitioning from pediatric to adult providers is an essential step in the care of teens and young adults with sickle cell anemia. The Howard University, Center for Sickle Cell Disease, Adult Transition Program works to educate children and young adults about their disease and personal medical history and develop skill sets required to navigate the adult health care setting.

Howard University’s Center for Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) was founded by the late Dr. Roland B. Scott in 1971 to address the needs of patients and families in the Washington Metropolitan area affected by SCD. The Center is committed to a six-fold goal that includes comprehensive medical care, research, testing, education, counseling, and community outreach. Recently, the Center has expanded its clinical research program and developed a collaborative consortium with Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) and in working together with Howard University Hospital and NIH, we are the Washington area’s leading provider of patient services for SCD.

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