Sickle-Cell Anemia

Human Growth & Development - By Bre Whitley

Sickle-Cell Anemia

Suckle-Cell Anemia is a disease passed down through families. The red blood cells which are normally shaped like a disc take on a sickle or crescent shape. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body. It is carried through the cells. It forms a scab like texture at the top of the skin and it is very easily to bust or rip open. It is death threading because bacteria and other harmful things can get in there and harm the cells that are trying to heal them self's.


What can "help" cure the disease?

There is a drug or pill that will help with the disease. The drug is called Hydroxyurea and it could be the next cure for the Sicke-Cell Anemia.
Our Story: Living with and Managing Sickle Cell Disease (Nicholas H.)