Conditions and Treatments from the Sickle Cell Disease Program

Jaundice

Jaundice is a condition that makes a baby’s skin and the white part of his eyes look yellow. Jaundice occurs when there is a buildup of a brownish yellow substance called bilirubin in a baby’s blood.

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Pediatric Anemia

Anemia is a common blood disorder that occurs when the body has fewer red blood cells than normal. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your child’s body using a protein called hemoglobin. If there

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Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder in which red blood cells can become stiff, sticky and often shaped like the letter C. Normal red blood cells are smooth and flexible, like the letter

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