2 Your Health Special Report – Surviving Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary blood disorder caused by an abnormal type of hemoglobin called hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin is a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen.

Those with sickle cell anemia can have pain in their lower back, leg, joints and chest.

Thursday at 6pm in a Special Report – Surviving Sickle Cell, Carolyn Murray will profile a child with sickle cell and discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for the disease.

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