Understanding Sickle Cell

What Is Sickle Cell

Learn about what is happening inside your body, what causes pain, and who has sickle cell.

Root Cause Of Sickle Cell

You know what sickle cell is; now learn what causes it in an easy to understand way.

Testing & Diagnosis

Finding out if you have sickle cell or carry the gene is easier than ever. Learn about your options for diagnosis.


The symptoms of sickle cell are different for each person. They can also change over time as you get older.

Complications & Damage

The complications of sickle cell can be scary, painful, and dangerous. Understanding them is the first step to monitoring your health and taking action.

Further Reading

Check out interesting articles and websites that talk about sickle cell.


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