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Hoosiers unite for Sickle Cell Advocacy Day

Hoosiers from across the state gathered at the Indiana State Capitol to encourage lawmakers to consider the needs of Hoosiers living with sickle cell disease.

Black Hoosiers not staying silent about sickle cell disease

Giving blood is one way to help those with sickle cell disease. This inherited blood disorder causes the red blood cells to change shape and form a crescent or sickle.

The power of resilience and the need for Black blood donors during Sickle Cell Awareness Month

In my nearly 20-year tenure as a nurse at Riley Hospital for Children, I found myself repeatedly astonished and humbled, not only by the...

The reality, research and future medicine for sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. In SCD, red blood cells become hard, sticky and c-shaped, or sickled, as opposed to the round and flexible shape of healthy cells.

Ask the IU Health Expert: Living fully with sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease impacts hundreds of thousands of Americans and, for most people living with the disease, requires complex and lifelong treatment. Riley Hospital...

IHTC hosts annual ‘Sickle Cell-abration’ awareness concert

The 365 day calendar is loaded with awareness months and holidays dedicated to celebration and wellness, but after immunization month in August, and before...
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