About Your Child's Care and Condition
The severity of sickle cell disease can vary from child to child. With the help of our multidisciplinary clinic for sickle cell disease, we hope to keep your child healthy and out of the hospital. From helping your child prevent complications to being at his or her side when pain flares up, we are your team.
Sickle cell disease results in the red blood cells becoming sickle-shaped (curved) rather than disc-shaped. This can cause painful episodes, serious infections, chronic anemia, and injury to body organs. The disease is hereditary, and most common in people of African and Middle Eastern heritage. With treatment, children with sickle cell disease can hope to live more active and healthy lives.