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September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Posted 9/18/2015 by UHBlog

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. SCD is estimated to affect 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United States. Although not a type of cancer, sickle cell disease is often treated by our doctors because it is a blood disorder. Sickle cell is a lifelong disease that can cause many problems such as painful crises, stroke and infections. Our monthly Sickle Cell Support Group offers support and education for people with sickle cell disease. Led by a social work...

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