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Sickle Cell Anemia: A Patient's Journey

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Description: As a young child, Alexandria, now age 17, endured near-constant feelings of exhaustion and general sickness, which turned into severe pain at night. After experiencing a "silent stroke" as a young girl, Alexandria was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, a disease in which the blood cells become deformed and unable to function properly. To learn more about SCA and other blood disorders, visit ASH's patient resources webpage

This clip was excerpted from the documentary film "Blood Detectives." To learn more about the film, visit
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Posted on : 05/10/11
Added : 7 years ago
Category : Patient Resources