Sickle Cell Disease Research
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that can cause pain, anemia, infection, and other serious health problems. CDC leads SCD monitoring, or finding out the number of people with this disorder and how it affects their health. This information helps researchers and health care providers improve the health of people with SCD.
CDC funded nine states for one year to build capacity for a statewide sickle cell disease (SCD) surveillance (health monitoring) system: seven states developed new frameworks for their surveillance systems and two states provided technical assistance based on their SCD surveillance knowledge and experience. Check out a toolkit of materials for building capacity to implement SCDC.