• What Is Sickle Cell Disease? - NHLBI, NIH

    www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca The term sickle cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle ...
  • Sickle Cell Disease Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

    www.webmd.com/pain-management/pain-management-sickle-cell-disease Sickle cell disease causes red blood cells to form into a crescent shape, like a sickle. The sickle-shaped red blood cells break apart easily, causing anemia.
  • Home | Sickle Cell Disease | NCBDDD | CDC

    www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/index.html 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 ...
    • Sickle Cell Disease (Sickle Cell Anemia) - MedicineNet

      www.medicinenet.com/sickle_cell/article.htm Sickle cell anemia (sickle cell disease) is a disorder of the blood caused by an inherited abnormal hemoglobin (the oxygen-carrying protein within the red blood cells).
    • Sickle Cell Disease-Topic Overview - WebMD

      www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/sickle-cell-disease-topic-overview Sickle cell disease changes normal, round red blood cells into cells that can be shaped like crescent moons. The name "sickle cell" comes from the crescent ...
    • Trait | Sickle Cell Disease | NCBDDD | CDC

      www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/traits.html People who inherit one sickle cell gene and one normal gene have sickle cell trait (SCT). People with SCT usually do not have any of the symptoms of sickle cell ...
    • Sickle-cell disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle-cell_disease Sickle-cell disease (SCD), also known as sickle-cell anaemia (SCA), is a hereditary blood disorder, caused by an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein ...
    • Sickle cell anemia - Mayo Clinic

      www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sickle-cell-anemia/.../con-20019348 Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout your body.
    • Sickle Cell Disease (Genetics Home Reference)

      ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/sickle-cell-disease Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body.
    • Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.

      www.sicklecelldisease.org Address Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. 3700 Koppers Street Suite 570 Baltimore, Maryland 21227 Office 410.528.1555 Fax 410.528.1495