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.
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.
CDC, together with the American Society of Hematology (ASH)external icon and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)external icon, created the Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit.