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.
Facts, causes, diagnosis, and treatment
Facts, diagnosis, complications, and toolkit
Information on common complications of SCD
Tips, resources, and Steps to Better Health Toolkit
General information and statistics on SCD prevalence, healthcare needs, and mortality
Sickle Cell Data Collection (SCDC) program, transfusion complications monitoring, and newborn screening
Scientific articles and key findings
Fact sheets, infographics, educational videos, and social media tools
Videos, short stories, and photoblog
Health guidance materials based on the American Society of Hematology’s Clinical Practice Guidelines on Sickle Cell Disease. These materials include common complications of sickle cell disease and steps to take for better health.
CDC, together with the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), created the Sickle Cell Trait Toolkit.