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Sickle Cell Anemia

Here to Stay -- Living With Sickle Cell Disease

Noah Williams | Posted 05.19.2015 | Teen
Noah Williams

When I was six years old I had my first massive stroke. It blew out the two main vessels in my brain. After the stroke, doctors informed my parents that I would probably only live to be about nine years old. Today I'm 17.

Tuskegee Experiments' Legacy: Blacks Still Dying of Curable Diseases

Pat LaMarche | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices
Pat LaMarche

Almost exactly seven years ago, on February 28, 2008, Penn State Assistant Track Coach, Fritz Spence, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Five months after his diagnosis, following Fritz's second failed round of chemotherapy, Wade Spence donated marrow to his brother.

Black Americans With Sickle Cell Trait At Increased Risk Of Kidney Disease

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – African Americans with sickle cell trait - generally thought to be benign, unlike sickle cell ...

Testimony From a Mother Supported by Saúde Criança/Brazil Child Health

Saude Crianca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIn 2011, I was devastated when my five-year-old son, Ricardo, had a stroke.

4-Year-Old Prodigy Violinist Suffers From Debilitating Disease

Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts

Caesar Sant is a four-year-old child prodigy with a gift for playing the violin. He started learning the instrument just over a year ago and, as you c...

Doctors Make Huge Breakthrough In Treatment Of Sickle Cell Disease

Posted 05.20.2013 | Black Voices

An antidepressant drug used since the 1960s may hold promise for treating sickle cell disease, say researchers from the University of Michigan Medical...

Remembering Uncle Johnnie

Radio Rookies | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Radio Rookies

In June 2008, my uncle passed away from sickle cell anemia. Seeing him go through the same pains as me and watching him fight to the end gives me strength to overcome my pain today.

Blood Donations Urged Among Blacks. Why The Push?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

While high rates of sickle cell anemia and lupus prevail in the black community, often requiring blood transfusions, experts say African Americans cur...