Sickle Cell Anemia Resources

Patient Experience

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video chronicles a family’s experiences with the sickle cell anemia diagnoses of two schoolchildren and its impact on the family at large.

In a Lifetime of Sickle Cell, the Evolution of a Disease

This news article examines the experience of one woman living with sickle cell for the last 50 years and the stereotypes people have about the disease.

Pain, Persistence, Family: Sickle Cell Disease

This news article features first person accounts of living with sickle cell disease.

Patient Stories: Sickle Cell Anemia

This podcast (without transcript) and slideshow features first person interviews of six men and women speaking about the impact sickle cell anemia has had on their lives and families.

Remembering Uncle Jhonnie this Sickle Cell Awareness Month

This article provides a cross-generational family perspective on the disease from a teenager who suffers from it herself.

Sickle and Me

This podcast (without transcript) features a young woman’s first person experience living with sickle cell disease.

Biomedical Connections

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the biology behind the sickle cell anemia: its causes, how it affects the body, prognosis, and the future of research and treatment options.

Sickle Cell Transplants Could See Wider Use

This news article examines the efficacy of bone marrow and stem cell transplants in lessening the suffering associated with sickle cell disease.

What to Ask Your Doctor About Sickle Cell

This news article features a Q+A on sickle cell disease including its definition, causes, and outlook.

What You Need to Know About Sickle Cell Disease

This news article contains facts about sickle cell disease: what it is, who it affects, and how it works in the body.

Socioeconomic Perspective

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the far-reaching impact that sickle cell anemia has on the people it affects, both personally and as a society.

Fears of Discrimination Over Sickle Cell Testing

This podcast (without transcript) discusses the potential discrimination inherent in testing college athletes for sickle cell anemia, a predominantly African American disease.

Sickle Cell Anemia is on the Rise Worldwide

This podcast (without transcript) and article examines a study conducted by a medical researcher indicating the number of sickle cell anemia cases is expected to increase about 30% globally by 2050.

History (Timeline) of Disease

Part of our Virtual Rounds series, this video examines the history of sickle cell disease through its inception to the present day, including reasons how it came into being and developments in detecting risk factors and implementing treatment options for the future.

Making Sickle Cell Disease a Manageable Illness

This news article discusses the recent history of sickle cell disease from the 1980s to today.

Interprofessional

Part of the Virtual Rounds series, this video features a multidisciplinary care team working together in the treatment of sickle cell anemia with focus on specialties, the reason they chose the medical field, and advice for students embarking upon their own journeys.

An Expert Talks About Sickle Cell Disease

This news article features an interview with a medical expert on the outlook, treatment methods, and stigmas associated with sickle cell disease.