Category Archive for: ‘sickle cell anemia’

New Technique May Expand Marrow Transplants to Adults with Sickle Cell

December 11, 2009www.healthnews.comMadeline Ellis Sickle cell disease, often called sickle cell anemia, is an inherited condition that affects hemoglobin within the red blood cells, causing them to change shape so that they look like sickles or crescent moons. Because of their shape, they can get lodged in blood vessels and reduce or block blood flow to parts of the body. …

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