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ABT SICKLE CELL DISEASE

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  • so do you have any medical conditions?
  • Ummm ya i was diagnosed with Sickle Cell disease when i was a baby
  • What is Sickle cell Disease?
  • It is a red blood cell disease instead of having round red blood cells my red blood cells are shaped like a C or a sickle
  • Well how do you get it?
  • Ok so both of my parents are carriers of Sickle Cell trait and i inherited from birth.
  • So how did you parents know you had  Sickle cell disease?
  • Well since my parents were carriers of Sickle Cell trait , they got me tested when i was about 4-5 months old because that is when fetal  hemoglobin is replaced with Sickle hemoglobin.
  • Is there a cure for it?
  • Ya there is, you can get a bone-marrow transplant it helps infuse healthy cells and there is a medication you can take most Sickle cell patients take it for treatment it is called hydroxyurea and thats what i take .
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