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This section of the website has tools and information about sickle cell disease (SCD) for families.

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Facts about SCD
Learn basic information about SCD, including types, symptoms, and diagnoses.

Complications and Treatments
Find out about the most common complications and treatments with SCD

Sickle Cell Trait
Learn about sickle cell trait concerns and complications.

Sickle Cell Disease:
What You Should Know

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Tips for Healthy Living

Find printable tip sheets for living with SCD, including tips to help prevent infection and tips on when to see a doctor. Click on one of the following tip sheets to get started.

Links to Other Websites
Find more information about SCD, including support groups, genetic counseling, and clinical research trials.


Learn More about Health Insurance Market Place

Sickle Cell Disease National Resource Directory. Click here to learn more.

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