- Sickle cell disease—a group of inherited red blood cell disorders—can cause health problems that require care in a hospital or clinic emergency department (ED).
- People with sickle cell disease who go to EDs sometimes face longer wait times or are perceived as drug-seeking because their symptoms might be less visible.
- ED healthcare providers [PDF-334KB] can use new CDC resources to help improve the care of patients with sickle cell disease[PDF-246KB] who seek care in EDs.
Advancements in Sickle Cell Disease
New supplement from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine describes the state of sickle cell disease related care in the United States.