Related Conditions

Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder, causing the body to make abnormal hemoglobin - the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen to all parts of your body. When you have SCD, your body’s tissues and organs don’t get enough oxygen.


Stroke - where a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts - is a serious condition that requires clinical care by a physician or other health care professional; brain damage can occur within minutes of having a stroke.