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Sickle cell anemia

Other Names for this Disease
  • HbS disease
  • Hemoglobin S Disease
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Sickling disorder due to hemoglobin S
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Organizations Supporting this Disease

  • American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
    DD Building at the Cleveland Clinic,
    Suite DD1-201
    10900 Carnegie Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44106
    Telephone: 216-229-8600
    Fax: 216-229-4500

  • European Network for Rare and Congenital Anaemias (ENERCA)
    University of Barcelona
    Red Cell Pathology Unit
    C/Villarroel, 170 · 08036
    Telephone: (34) 93 451 5950
    Fax: (34) 93 227 1764

  • Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
    231 East Baltimore Street
    Suite 800
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Toll-free: 800-421-8453
    Telephone: 410-528-1555
    Fax: 410-528-1495

  • The Sickle Cell Information Center
    PO Box 109
    Grady Memorial Hospital
    80 Jesse Hill Jr Drive SE
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Telephone: 404-616-3572
    Fax: 404-616-5998

Social Networking Websites

  • is a Web site and blog that collects firsthand stories from people facing issues, making tough decisions, and using genomic (DNA) information in their own healthcare. Click on the link to learn from their experiences and/or submit your own story.
  • RareShare is an online social hub dedicated to patients, families and healthcare professionals affected by rare medical disorders.

Organizations Providing General Support