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About Blood: Sickle Cell Disease

Posted Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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About Blood: Sickle Cell Disease Sickle cell disease is the most common genetic disorder in the United States. A hundred thousand Americans suffer the painful effects. A thousand babies in America, and a half million worldwide, are born with sickle cell each year. It does not affect only black people. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll learn about the disease, how treatment has in the past several decades has increased life expectancy and where improvements are still needed. Join us, Tuesday at 9:00.


Community/Human Interest, Health, Children's Health, Race, About Blood


Dr. Connie Piccone, clinical director of the Sickle Cell Anemia Center, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital;
Dr. Cecilia Choi, hematologist and oncologist, MetroHealth Medical Center

Additional Information

“About Blood"--links to more information
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
Learn More on NetWellness about Sickle Cell Disease

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