Sickle Cell Anemia
A 10-year-old girl once held captive by excruciating headaches caused by sickle cell anemia has a new life that’s healthy and active thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her little sister.
The shortage happens every summer. People who normally donate go on vacation.
Doctors may be missing “silent strokes” in a small but significant number of children with severe anemia, who may be unfairly labeled as slow learners when in fact they have a medical problem, troubling new research suggests.