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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the shape of red blood cells, making it harder for them to pass throughout the blood vessels. It mostly affects people of Sub-Saharan African descent (in fact 1 in 500 African-American babies are born with SCA), shortens life expectancy and causes symptoms like shotness of breath, dizziness, coldness, and sudden pain throughout the body. There's no cure, but promising research in symptom management is underway - some right in our own back yard. Join us on Monday to learn more.


Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.