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Sickle Cell News

Dr. Leila Jerome Clay Stays In Tune with Patients

Dr. Clay talks about the experiences that led her to the field of hematology and treating young patients with sickle cell disease, the importance of training the next generation of physicians, and why having a strong support network is essential for children and families dealing with blood disorders.

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Sickle Cell Disease Experts Help Siblings Pursue Different Interests

Marcus loves art, film, and math, and his sister Emma loves gymnastics and reading. They both have sickle cell disease, and the care they receive from the Sickle Cell team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s helps them stay healthy as they pursue what they love.

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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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