- Take a Quiz—Sickle Cell Disease is one of the most common genetic diseases in the United States.
- Medical Costs—Children with Sickle Cell Disease had Significantly Higher Medical Costs Than Those Without SCD
- A Century of Sickle Cell—Nearly 100 years ago, the first case of what became known as sickle cell disease was documented.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a "sickle."
People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. If you have SCD, it's important to learn how to stay as health as possible.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Blood Disorders
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