The Problem With Sickled Cells

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Description: In sickle cell anemia, the hemoglobin is abnormal, causing the red blood cells to be rigid and shaped like a C or sickle, the shape from which the disease takes its name. This video shows how the shape of sickle cells causes them to get stuck in vessles and block the flow of blood, which can result in pain and infections. To learn more about this and other blood diseases, visit ASH's patient resources webpage

This animation was featured in the do***entary film "Blood Detectives." To learn more about the film, visit
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Posted on : 05/10/11
Added : 8 years ago
Category : Patient Resources