Sickle Cell Anemia
By: Jadi Koep
Who is most affected/what causes it/risk factors?
This disease comes down to the genetics if both parents carry the trait then the child will get sickle cell. People living in Africa, India, Mediterranean countries, Saudia Arabia and other countries in that region are the most at risk for getting this disease. This disease also reduces your life expectancy by at least 30 years.
Can it be prevented/is it inherited/environmental impact
Fatigue or fussiness from anemia
Yellowish color of skin (jaundice)
Delayed growth and frequent infections
Medical complications include:
Acute Chest Syndrome
Is quality of life affected?
Where can parents gain further information?
This chart shows the possibilities of parents who carry the Sickle Cell trait.
This picture shows the healthy cell versus the sickle cell and how the sickle cell blocks your healthy cells from flowing through your blood.
This picture shows some of the symptoms that men and women go through.