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WATCH: Fighting sickle cell disease

Sep 10, 2017

Sickle cell. That’s something you've likely heard about, but don’t know much about. It’s a disease that just might impact someone you know - in the office, in the classroom, or in your neighborhood, but you probably wouldn’t be able to tell. Why? Because sickle cell is a disease that doesn’t necessarily show wear and tear on the outside, but on the inside it can do significant damage - damage that can lead to death. But in New York State and in the Rochester region, work is underway to breathe new life into efforts that would improve the prevention of complications and treatment of sickle cell disease.