Learn More About Sickle Cell Disease

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 healthy as possible.

New Notice of Funding Opportunity

CDC-RFA-DD20-2003: Sickle Cell Data Collectionexternal icon

An informational call for potential applicants will be held on April 2, 3-4pm (ET). Please contact Mary Hulihan, ibx5@cdc.gov, for more information.

New Podcast
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Sickle Cell Disease: Give Blood, Save a Life

This podcast highlights the importance of blood donations from African Americans to help people with sickle cell disease who might need one or more blood transfusions.

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Sickle Cell Disease: When to Transfuse
Learn about indications for blood transfusion in patients with sickle cell disease, the complications associated with these transfusions, and how you can help reduce the risk for these complications in your patients.

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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
The purpose of this series is to provide evidence-based information on new research, interventions, emerging issues of interest in blood disorders, as well as innovative approaches in collaborations and partnerships. We invite you to join us in this series.