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Understanding Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is a condition in which red blood cells are shaped like sickles, or crescent moons, instead of round discs. These cells get stuck together and block small blood vessels, which stops blood from moving as it should. This can lead to pain and organ damage.

Learn about the condition, problems that can happen, treatments, and how to help your child.

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There are 10 nurses in the picture.

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The five differences are:
– Phone color
– Coat pocket
– Stethoscope earpiece color
– Stethoscope bell dot
– Clipboard paper color

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The two matching doctors are 9 and 14.

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