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  • 1. Sickle Cell Anemia
    http://adultstemcellawareness.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/sickle-cell.jpg
  • 2. The protein with the problem is called hemoglobin
    The gene for that is on the 11. chromosome
  • 3. Some people hardly feel anything
    Other people have severe symptoms
    Some symptoms are…
    • Shortness of breath
    • 4. Dizziness
    • 5. Headaches
    The most common symptom is SUDDEN PAIN in your body
  • 6. TREATMENT
    You cannot cure sickle cell, but you can decrease the number of sickle cells in you body.
    Blood Transfusions - Increasing the number of normal red blood cells in your body. It also prevents strokes.
    Oral Antibiotics – prevents pneumococcal infection and early death.
    Hydroxyurea– First effective drug treatment for adults. Reduces the frequency of painful and acute chest syndromes.
  • 7. IMPACT ON LIVING NORMAL
    Sickle Cells can cause a lot of pain so the people who have it have to go to the hospital often and use a lot of treatment
  • 8. Other interesting facts…
    1 in 600 African-Americans have Sickle Cell Anemia
    1 in 1,000-1,400 Hispanic-Americans have Sickle Cell Anemia
    1 in 12 African-Americans have Sickle Cell Trait
    http://www.dukehealth.org/repository/dukehealth/2006/11/30/09/04/45/3713/Sickle-chart.gif
  • 9. USEFUL WEBSITES:
    Organization for People with Sickle Cell: http://www.sicklecellsociety.org/
    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Sca/SCA_SignsAndSymptoms.html
    http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/posters/chromosome/sca.shtml
    American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
    http://www.ascaa.org/