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Sickle Cell News

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that affects one in 365 babies born in the United States. In honor of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, E. Leila Jerome Clay, M.D., MCTS, explains what it is and addresses some common misconceptions.

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Sickle Cell Is No Match for Warrior Mom

A mom of two boys with sickle cell disease fights for a better life for her sons.

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Through Teamwork, Sickle Cell Disease Strikes Out

Joao is thriving after a bone marrow transplant to treat his sickle cell disease.

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Growing Up with Sickle Cell Disease

Desmond was born with sickle cell anemia. After suffering a stroke at 4 years old, he and his family found Johns Hopkins All Children’s Sickle Cell Program and began a near life-long relationship with the hospital.

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Pretty in Pink

Sickle cell patient Tobi and her family celebrate transplant day.

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Generations of Sickle Cell Care … in One Family

Amid sickle cell disease, a family's bonds grow even stronger.

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Fulfilling a Destiny

E. Leila Jerome Clay, M.D., MCTS, channeled her passion first to become a doctor and now toward helping patients with sickle cell disease.

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