The Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Sickle Cell Disease Prevention, Education, and Management.

Abstract

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary blood disorder affecting the shape of the red blood cells that block blood vessels leading to organ damage and frequent erratic painful episodes. SCD is a global public health issue affecting millions of people throughout the world. This article explores (a) what SCD is; (b) the physical and psychosocial impacts of the disease;

DOI: 10.1080/19371918.2015.1087905

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@article{Smith2015TheCA, title={The Challenges and Opportunities Associated with Sickle Cell Disease Prevention, Education, and Management.}, author={Marcella Smith and Regina T Praetorius}, journal={Social work in public health}, year={2015}, volume={30 7}, pages={592-612} }