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Period 3/Anthony Davis/Sickle-Cell Anemia

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Period 3/Anthony Davis/Sickle-Cell Anemia

  1. 1. Sickle-Cell Anemia A presentation by: Anthony Davis Northeast High School Magnet Program
  2. 2. Why I Chose Sickle-Cell Anemia? <ul><li>I wanted to know more about the disease. </li></ul><ul><li>I could have been born with sickle cell anemia. </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to learn how people cope with the disease. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Thesis <ul><li>The focus of my paper was intended to investigate the following: </li></ul><ul><li>- Number of those who donate blood. </li></ul><ul><li>- Benefits of establishing fundraisers. </li></ul><ul><li>- Public education on all aspects of the disease. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What Is Sickle-Cell Anemia? <ul><li>A deadly blood disorder (Miller1-5). </li></ul><ul><li>A crescent moon shaped red blood cell (Miller 1-5). </li></ul><ul><li>Causes lack of oxygen in bloodstream (Miller 1-5). </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Is Sickle-Cell Anemia? Cont. <ul><li>Someone inherits an abnormal gene from both parents (Miller 1-5). </li></ul><ul><li>Sickle cells last 10-20 days in the bloodstream (Miller 1-5). </li></ul><ul><li>Higher risk of infections, strokes, and acute chest syndrome. </li></ul>
  6. 6. History of Sickle Cell Anemia <ul><li>People of African, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, Indian, and South and Central American ancestry. </li></ul><ul><li>First researched in the early 20 th century. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Symptoms of Sickle-Cell Anemia <ul><li>Chest pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach pain. </li></ul><ul><li>Swelling in face, arms, hands, legs, and feet. </li></ul><ul><li>Random pain crises in any part of the body (Miller 1-5). </li></ul>
  8. 8. Daily Routine of Sickle Cell Anemia Sufferers <ul><li>Should 8 glasses of water everyday (Miller 1-5). </li></ul><ul><li>Must take a folic acid pill each day (Miller 1-5). </li></ul><ul><li>Partake in tireless exercises. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Statistics on Sickle Cell Anemia <ul><li>70,000-100,000 people (Sickle Cell Disease Data and Statistics). </li></ul><ul><li>1 out of every 500 African American births (Sickle Cell Disease Data and Statistics). </li></ul><ul><li>1 out of every 36,000 Hispanic American births (Sickle Cell Disease Data and Statistics). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Statistics on Sickle Cell Anemia Cont. <ul><li>2 million Americans have sickle cell trait (Taher, Adlette, Kazzi). </li></ul><ul><li>85% of people will reach the age of 18 (Taher, Adlette, Kazzi). </li></ul><ul><li>50% of people will not make it pass the age of 20 (Taher, Adlette, Kazzi). </li></ul>

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