Sickle cell disease is often referred to as an invisible illness – for good reason. While you or your child may appear healthy from the outside, the battle within never seems to end. Sickled red blood cells block blood flow and die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells. This causes pain, fatigue, swelling, anemia, and jaundice, among other symptoms.
While you’re fighting back every day, we’re fighting to find out as much as we can about this painful condition. Right now, research is underway on an oral investigational medication for sickle cell disease, and you may be able to take part.
If you have been diagnosed with sickle cell disease and would like to learn more about our sickle cell study, call today at 330-493-1118.
1. mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sickle-cell-anemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355876 Accessed: February 16, 2021