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Sickle Cell Success

Naazariah Thomas and her mom, Marissa, make the trek from Clarksville to Nashville every two months because the customized, comprehensive health care the toddler needs is not available in her hometown.

Do you know about sickle cell disease?


DevontezTo those with sickle cell anemia: You’re not alone

My name is Davontez Ragland, I’m 13. I come to Vanderbilt every three to four weeks or so for a chronic blood transfusion. That’s when I get my “sickled blood” replaced with healthier blood.

Devontez shares his sickle cell success story

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About Sickle Cell Disease

Can sickle cell disease be cured?

The importance of a Medical Home

We are making great strides in our understanding of Sickle Cell Disease. Your gift supports us by providing exceptional care right here in our clinics and around the world as we strive for better treatments and the discovery of a cure.

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Sickle Cell Organizations

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee
The mission of the foundation is to provide comprehensive social services to improve the quality of life for those living with sickle cell.

Sickle Cell Information Center
This website provides sickle cell patient and professional education, news, research updates and world wide sickle cell resources.

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
The SCDAA advocates for improving the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions, as well as promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Sickle Cell Disease
The CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities. Here you'll find a wealth of information and resources for families, providers, media and policy makers.
A national registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world that offers information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Sickle Cell Treatment Act of 2003
PDF copy of the Senate bill signed into law. 

Last Edited: December 2, 2016
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