|Fact Sheet: Get Screened to Know Your Sickle Cell Status|
Learn why and how to get screened for sickle cell trait.
|Infographic: Get Screened for Sickle Cell Trait|
Did you know there’s more than one way to inherit sickle cell trait? Learn how it is inherited.
Fact Sheet: Sickle Cell Trait
|Tip Sheet: Supporting Students with Sickle Cell Disease|
The purpose of this booklet is to inform people about sickle cell disease (SCD) and describe the roles that teachers, school staff and parents/caregivers play in supporting students living with SCD. The booklet highlights ways SCD may impact a student’s daily life and describes how school staff can make accommodations (i.e., adjustments to the classroom setting or instruction) to meet the needs of children who may experience health problems associated with SCD during the school day. The content covers information on ways SCD might impact education outcomes and information about pain, stroke, and symptoms associated with SCD that school personnel should know. Each student’s experience with SCD is different and the tips discussed should not replace any medical advice a person with SCD receives from their doctor.
The Registry and Surveillance System for Hemoglobinopathies (RuSH) pilot project funded seven states to participate in data collection on sickle cell disease and thalassemia. State-specific fact sheets feature data on sickle cell disease provided by the pilot project.
Toolkit for Living Well with Sickle Cell Disease
Fact Sheet: Sickle Cell Disease
Fact Sheet: Sickle Cell Disease and College
Fact Sheet: Sickle Cell and Pregnancy
Living Well With Sickle Cell Disease
Five Tips to Help Prevent Infection
Emergency Guide: When to See the Doctor
Sickle Cell Disease National Resource Directory
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Blood Disorders
1600 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30333
TTY: (888) 232-6348
- Contact CDC-INFO