by U.S. Dept. of Health, Education , and Welfare, Public Health Service, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Maternal and Child Health Service, For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Rockville, Md, Washington, D.C .
Written in English
|Statement||[prepared by Jane S. Lin-Fu]|
|Series||DHEW publication -- no. (HSM) 72-5108|
|Contributions||United States. Maternal and Child Health Service|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||12 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||12|
Hope and Destiny-Authors:Alan Sacerdote M.D., Allen Platt, Allan F. Platt Jr. P.A.-C. , M D Sacerdote An up-to-date, informative, and personal discussion of sickle-cell anemia, this guide provides information on medically proven methods of treatment along with patient vignettes. Written primarily for African Americans, who comprise the majority of the victims of sickle-cell anemia, this. Sickle cell disease is a lifelong, inherited blood disorder in which red blood cells are abnormally shaped (in a crescent, or "sickle" shape), which restricts the flow in blood vessels and limits. Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a disease that is caused by the formation of an abnormal hemoglobin type, which can bind with other abnormal hemoglobin molecules within the red blood cells (RBCs) to. Sickle cell anemia is a genetic disease of the blood. It is caused by a defect in one gene of a person. Genes are the elements in cells that carry the information that determines traits, such as hair or eye color. In sickle cell anemia, a defect in the gene controls how hemoglobin is made. This defect can be passed from parents to their children.