Sickle cell diseaseAnemia - sickle cell; Hemoglobin SS disease (Hb SS); Sickle cell anemia
Sickle cell disease is a disorder passed down through families. The red blood cells that are normally shaped like a disk take on a sickle or crescent shape. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body.
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