Everything you need to know about sickle cells and sickle cell disease

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Stars Insider

06/09/22 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Conditions

Sickle cell disease is a condition little understood by most people around the world, despite it being the number one most common inherited disease in the world. Sickle cell disease is a blood disease, and can affect the most fundamental functions of an individual's body. Thankfully, medical scientists have gained massive amounts of new understanding surrounding this mysterious genetic disorder, and with their understanding has come more public attention, more research funding, and more empathy on a societal level.

Let's look at the basics of sickle cell disease: what it is, what there is to do about it, and why it's important that we support those afflicted. Read on to learn more.

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