What is Sickle Cell Disease?


Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a genetic blood disorder where red blood cells become abnormally shaped like a crescent or sickle. This irregular shape causes the cells to clump together and block blood flow, leading to severe pain, anemia, and potential organ damage. The sickle-shaped cells also have a shorter lifespan, resulting in a constant shortage of red blood cells. Management of SCD includes pain relief, regular blood transfusions, and preventive treatments to reduce complications. #WorldSickleCellDay #SickleCellAwareness #GeneticDisorders #Anemia