This is one of the discussions that we will have during September, Sickle Cell Awareness Month, to address topics that are important to those with sickle cell disease and their caregivers. This is also an educational opportunity for anyone who wants to understand the challenges that comes with sickle cell disease. For specific care forContinue reading "Education, COVID19 and Sickle Cell Disease – A discussion with Dr. Tracie Anderson Swilley"
This discussion will address the importance of blood donation to those with sickle cell disease. Until there is a universal cure that is safe for everyone with sickle cell disease, blood transfusions and exchanges are very important treatments. Maya will share about the basics of donating blood, address the extra safety precautions in place duringContinue reading "Why is Blood Donation Important? – A Discussion with Maya Franklin, American Red Cross"
We will have a discussion with Ms. Alicia P. Harris about the importance of making sure our mental health gets the attention it needs. It's an important part of managing a chronic illness and caring for someone with a chronic illness. She will discuss ways that one can make sure mental health remains a priority.
We will have a discussion with Dr. Carla Roberts, Pediatric Hematologist who will explain what sickle cell disease and the various treatments. She will share her perspective as she is a dedicated hematologist to a large amount of pediatric sickle cell patients. This discussion is for educational information only. You must discuss your personal diagnosisContinue reading "Sickle Cell Explained – A Discussion with Dr. Carla Roberts"