Sickle Cell Sufferers Face Uncommon Pain

It is depicted in the pages of nearly every biology textbook. Next to pictures of plump red blood cells, delivering oxygen and nutrients to other cells, are pictures of dull red blood cells with a characteristic sickle shape — clumped together, unable to flow to where they are needed. Sickle cell disease looks unpleasant on the page and is even more unpleasant in real life. While most people might associate having sickle cell disease with fatigue or anemia, many do not know that it can...Full Story
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