Sickle Cell Awareness Month

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💋It is Sickle Cell Awareness Month💄
Fast Facts 

▫️Rare-20,000 to 200,000 US cases per year

▫️Can’t be cured, but treatment may help

▫️Requires a medical diagnosis

▫️Lab tests or imaging always required

▫️Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

👣With sickle cell disease, an inherited group of disorders, red blood cells contort into a sickle shape. 🐾The cells die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells (sickle cell anemia), and can block blood flow causing pain (sickle cell crisis).🎈

▫️Infections, pain, and fatigue are symptoms.

▫️Treatments include medications, blood transfusions, and rarely a bone-marrow transplant. Be #aware Be #involved Be a #donor #givetoagoodcause

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🐾 Learn More: Sickle Cell Disease 🐾

 

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