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