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What is sickle cell disease?

What is sickle cell disease?

Sickle cell disease (also called SCD) is an inherited condition that affects a person’s red blood cells. Inherited means it’s passed from parent t ...
Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

Newborn screening and the March of Dimes

This year, the March of Dimes and other health organizations are commemorating the 50th anniversary of newborn screening. In 1959, the March of Dimes ...
Sickle cell disease and the March of Dimes

Sickle cell disease and the March of Dimes

Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder in which round red blood cells take on a characteristic abnormal, curved “sickle” shape. African-Ameri ...