World Sickle Cell Day!!!

This international awareness day aims to increase public knowledge and understanding of sickle cell disease, as well as the challenges faced by patients, their families, and caregivers.

It is important to note that sickle cell disease is a blood cell disorder that causes red blood cells to take on a sickle or moon shape due to an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein called hemoglobin. These abnormally shaped cells can stick to vessel walls, blocking the flow of blood and preventing proper oxygen circulation.

Over time, individuals with sickle cell disease may experience organ damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, and spleen. Complications from the disorder can also lead to death. The treatment of sickle cell disease primarily focuses on preventing and managing these complications.