Infographic: World Sickle Cell Day

What you need about sickle cell disease (SCD), an inherited condition that affects the red blood cells. 

When a person has SCD, their red blood cells are shaped like the letter “C” and are sticky and hard. Sickle cells can become stuck in blood vessels and they have a shorter lifespan than healthy cells, causing a shortage of red blood cells in the body.

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