Sickle Cell Disease

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Sickle Cell Disease - The CDC is committed to conducting surveillance, raising awareness, and promoting health education.  Here you can find information on sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait, statistics, research, and tips for healthy living.

Embrace Kids Foundation - Embrace Kids Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 and located in New Brunswick, NJ. The organization provides funding for a variety of services while continuing to support research initiatives and faculty development.

HealthyNJ: Sickle Cell Anemia - This site offers links and other information about Sickle Cell disease.

KidsHealth for Kids: Do You Know About Sickle Cell Anemia? - Hey kids, you can learn about sickle cell anemia at this site.  If you don't want to read the article, you can listen to it instead. Also check out: What is a Gene?

KidsHealth for Parents: Sickle Cell Disease - The award-winning KidsHealth comes from Nemours, one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to children's health.  You can read or listen to this informative article.

MedlinePlus: Sickle Cell Anemia - Developed by the National Library of Medicine, this consumer health site directs the user to selected online resources on many common diseases, conditions, and concerns.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Sickle Cell Anemia - Here you can learn all about treatment, clinical trials and also watch videos of patients for are living with the disease.
Also in Spanish.

Sickle Cell Information Center - The mission of this site is to provide sickle cell patient and professional education, news, research updates and world wide sickle cell resources.

TeensHealth: Sickle Cell Anemia - If you're a teen, read or listen to this article here.  You may also be interested in:

Interactive Tutorials / Videos

3d Animation - Sickle Cell - This short 3D animation lets you see what Sickle Cell is doing on a cellular level inside your body.

Living with and Managing Sickle Cell Disease - This video presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute shows how one person has coped with their Sickle Cell anemia.

Sickel Cell Disease: Mike's Story - This uplifting video from teen health focuses on a 18 year old boy living with the disease and how he is not letting it control his life.

Sickle Cell Disease: Theresa's Story - This uplifting video from teen health showcases a 16 year old girl living with the disease and how she is living her life despite her condition.

November 2013