|ACH Observes Sickle Cell Awareness Month|
Every September, All Children's Hospital observes Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In the common variations of this inherited blood disorder, the red blood cells change shape - from a round shape to a "c" or "sickle" shape, causing red blood cells to clump together. This interferes with the normal circulation of healthy, oxygenated blood through the patient's body. Sickle cell does not prevent people from enjoying a full and active life! This year All Children's Hospital is also helping by promoting registration in the Be The Match Blood and Marrow Donor Registry.
Did You Know...
Learn more about Sickle Cell Disease in our Health Information library, from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Sickle Cell Awareness feature, or from the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Educational resources for children with Sickle Cell Disease can be found at sicklecellkids.org.