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Caribbean Exchange | Sickle Cell Disease and Treatment

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Sickle cell disease (SCD), a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that block blood flow and oxygen from reaching all parts of the body, affects millions of people around the world.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease is particularly common among those whose ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa; Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere (South America, the Caribbean, and Central America); Saudi Arabia; India; and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy.

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Claudette Lindsay and medical experts share Sickle Cell Disease data, statistics and treatment.

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