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Sickle-Cell Disease

Sickle-Cell Disease

Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder in which a molecule in the blood that transports oxygen (hemoglobin) becomes abnormal and causes distorted red blood cells (called \sickle\" cells due to their crescent moon shape). These red blood cells are fragile and can easily rupture resulting in decreased number of red blood cells (anemia)."