What is Sickle Cell Disease ?

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Sickle cell anemia is a disease that is usually passed down through families in which red blood cells are abnormal such as the ones in the picture above. They look like a cresent shape. The Symptoms usually don't occur after four months from birth.The blood cells ussually die in 120 days. They actually break apart very easily. They are very fragile.

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This is a picture of a blood cell of a person that has sickle cell anemia. It is like a cresent shape or like a sickle shape thats how they got the name!

Some Symtoms