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What is Sickle Cell Disease?

By ryandahlhauser ‐ September 7, 2023

Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that changes the shape of red blood cells, causing these cells to lose their flexibility and long life. It can cause pain, fatigue, or even damage organ systems. Thankfully, there is treatment and identification available for sickle cell. This article discusses many aspects to sickle cell and has extra content to learn how it is passed down in a family, with short videos to learn more. This resource is also available in Spanish on the link.


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