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Top 5 Things to Know About Sickle Cell Disease

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about Sickle Cell Disease.

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  1. NIH / National Library of Medicine: Sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease: MedlinePlus Genetics
  2. NIH / NHGRI: About Sickle Cell Disease. About Sickle Cell Disease (
  3. ACOG Practice Advisory: Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy. August 2022. Hemoglobinopathies in Pregnancy | ACOG
  4. CDC: Sickle Cell Disease. Data & Statistics on Sickle Cell Disease | CDC
  5. CDC Newborn Screening website. Newborn Screening (NBS) Data | CDC


Julia Wilkinson, MS, CGC


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