In this video Theresa, 16, talks about how taking extra care to manage her sickle cell when she's feeling well helps ward off pain crises and other problems. She also talks about how friends and family help her manage the disease and be her best.
|National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) The NHLBI provides the public with educational resources relating to the treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases as well as sleep disorders.|
|Sickle Cell Disease Association of America This group provides education, advocacy, and other initiatives to promote awareness of and support for sickle cell disease programs.|
|Sickle Cell Information Center The mission of this site is to provide patient and professional education, news, research updates, and sickle cell resources.|
|Sickle Cell Anemia More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia, which occurs when someone inherits two abnormal genes that cause red blood cells to change shape. Find out more.|
|Do You Know About Sickle Cell Anemia? Sickle cell anemia gets its name because a person's red blood cells turn from a doughnut shape into a curved sickle shape. What's a sickle look like?|
|Transitioning Your Medical Care: Sickle Cell Disease At a certain point, you'll no longer be able to see your childhood doctor. There are a lot of steps to making a smooth switch to adult health care. Here are some tips for people living with sickle cell disease.|
|Sickle Cell Disease: Mike's Story (Video) In this video Mike, 18, talks about living with sickle cell disease, including how he copes with pain episodes and manages his schoolwork.|
|Sickle Cell Disease: Theresa's Story (Video) Theresa, 16, talks about managing her sickle cell when she's feeling well as a way to ward off pain crises and other problems.|
|Sickle Cell Disease Thanks to advancements in early diagnosis and treatment, most kids born with sickle cell disease grow up to live relatively healthy and productive lives.|
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