What is Sickle Cell Disease?


Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder (a blood disorder that runs in families). People with  SCD produce an abnormal type of hemoglobin (called hemoglobin S (HbS) or sickle hemoglobin). Hemoglobin  is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the organs and …

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Dr. Phil Shines Much Needed Light on Sickle Cell Disease


On the outside, Heather looks like the picture of health, but she’s been battling ‪#‎SickleCellDisease‬ — a rare and painful blood disorder. @Pfizer’s Chief Medical Officer, Freda Lewis-Hall, M.D., joins Heather and Dr. Phil to discuss this misunderstood, “invisible” illness. For more, visit: GetHealthyStayHealthy.com



As the parent of a child with SCD, you may know that SCD can lead to pain, anemia, serious infections and damage to major organs. But you may not know that nearly 11 percent of children born with the most severe form of sickle cell disease will have a stroke …

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