The Complications of Sickle Cell Disease

What is sickle cell disease?
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder, meaning it is passed down through the parents’ genes. A person will be born with sickle cell disease only if two genes are inherited– one from the mother and another from the father. Hemoglobin, marked as the flawed protein in the red blood cells, carries oxygen to the tissues of the body. So, sickle cell disease interferes with the delivery of oxygen to the tissues.

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