What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

SCD is a genetic condition that is present at birth. In SCD, the red blood cells
become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.”

 

The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Also, when they travel through small blood vessels, they get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious problems. It is inherited when a child receives two sickle cell genes—one from each parent. A person with SCD can pass the disease or SCT on to his or her children.

 

 
Sickled Not Broken Foundation of NV

We are a Nevada based nonprofit. Our mission is to improve the quality and quantity of life for children, adults, and families affected by Sickle Cell.

Email: info@sicklednotbroken.org

Phone: 702-417-3175

Contact Person: Linetta Barnes

The information on this website is not intended to make a diagnosis or treatment recommendation. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have.

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