Celebrating Sickle Cell Awareness Month
Everyone ages 5 and up can participate! Select Artwork will be displayed at the John 'Larry' Valley - 104 Heroes Blood Drive on Saturday 20, 2014
Check out our library of articles, publications and research on Sickle Cell Disease. More >>
The Northern California
Network of Care for Sickle
Cell Disease, at Children´s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, launched in 2009 as one of the Health Resources and Services Administration´s (HRSA) programs for sickle cell disease (SCD).... More >>
The California PHRESH
Project is a two-year
project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHRESH stands for the Public Health, Research, Epidemiology & Surveillance in Hemoglobinopathies. More >>
A genetic disorder of hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carry oxygen.
The conditions cause a change in hemoglobin A that create hemoglobin S.
"Sickle cell anemia" refers to the condition where both hemoglobins are S (hemoglobin SS).
Common symptoms include: Pain; acute chest syndrome...More >>