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Complications of Sickle Cell

It is often said that sickle cell does not kill, but it is the complications that endanger our lives. Educate yourself to manage these complications, and save your life, or that of a friend or family member.

Sickle Cell and Overcoming Addiction

Part 2 of this series gives you tips and strategies to overcome addiction. It isn't easy, but it's completely achievable.

SCD and Iron Overload

Educate yourself on iron overload, one of the hazards of frequent blood transfusions.

Sickle Cell Patients Go to the Hospital Repeatedly

We know that we are in pain almost every single day. Guess now, the doctors have evidence based research to believe us.

Retinopathy and Sickle Cell Disease

Rachelle expounds on sickle cell retinopathy; what it is, how it occurs, and how it is treated.

Sickle Cell and Priapism

This is to the male warriors out there. Learn the facts about priapism, and how to deal with it.

Video:Ports, Catheters & IVs

video on some of the most common intravenous accesses sickle cell patients have

Renal Papillary Necrosis and Sickle Cell

Renal papillary necrosis is a sickle cell complication that we need to watch out for. Read on to learn more...

Can Sickle Cell Patients Get Malaria? Yes, You Can!

Can a sickle cell warrior get malaria? There is a myth pervasive in the medical and sickle cell community that for some unknown reason sickle...

SC Complication: Gastric Ulcers

A gastric ulcer is an erosion (think wound) in the lining of the stomach. It is usually caused by alochol, NSAIDs (Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin),...

Variations of Sickle Cell

Since sickle cell is a mutation of a strand of chromosomes, there are several different strains or variations. Here are the five most commonly...
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