Sickle Cell Anemia

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What happens?

When someone has this disorder it means that instead of some of their cells being round they are sickled. This keeps the blood of flowing properly which causes a lot of pain to the human and the bones.

How can people help?

Don't worry!

A doctor will know if you have sickle cell anemia by tests. Tests show the doctor a type of hemoglobin. This lets them know if a kid or adult have this disorder. Most kids who have it must take penicillin, it helps prevent infections, or a bone transplant. A doctor may also give a vitamin supplement called folic acid

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