Gain an understanding of the global pandemic that is affecting millions and a virus that is more likely to severely impact people with underlying conditions, such as sickle cell anemia.
Read our biweekly newsletter about developing sickle cell therapies and new legislation for the disease. Be updated on our upcoming events, current events/findings and progress on sickle cell disease and community.
Currently, the only cures for this disease is stem cell therapy or bone marrow transplant. However, the significant risks involved limit the use of them. Despite the limited treatments for it, there are medications to treat its symptoms. There are currently new developments to the new treatments for the disease. Learn more about them by clicking on the button on the right.
Because of the limited services for the disease, there are proposed legislation for the expansion of its services and outreach of them in California. The bill directs the California legislature to make $15 million available to create a variety of new services for Californians with sickle cell disease (SCD) over the next three years. Read more about the Sickle Cell Action Plan introduced by California Assembly member Mike Gipson.
ASH Sickle Cell Guidelines
Cardiopulmonary and Kidney Disease in Sickle Cell Disease:
Screening and Management
A POCKET GUIDE FOR THE CLINICIAN