Sickle Cell Anemia

By: Cole And Ethan

What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

Sickle cell anemia is the most common form of sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD is a serious disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells. “Sickle-shaped” means that the red blood cells are shaped like a crescent.

Who's affected?

This is a map of the population affected by sickle cell anemia.
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Amount of people that are affected

In the US 1 in every 500 African Americans have sickle cell anemia
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Natural Selection

People in Africa are used to sickle Cell through generations of being around it. They have been immune to it for a long time.