CDC Vital Signs

Updated Sept. 20, 2022
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Preventing Sickle Cell Anemia Complications in Children

Screening and Treatment Are Far Too Low

Sickle cell anemia, which primarily affects Black people, is associated with a shorter life span and life-threatening complications. Learn how increasing recommended screening and treatment can prevent complications in children suffering from the disease.

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