What is sickle cell anemia ?

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease that causes abnormal red blood cells. It is a lifelong disease.

Sickle cell anemia is most prevalent among people who are African, African American, Mediterranean (Italian or Greek), Middle Eastern, East Indian, Caribbean, and Central or South American. In the US, 1 of every 12 African-American newborns carries the sickle cell trait in his or her genes. About 1 of every 400 newborns has the disease.

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