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Health Conditions

Sickle Cell Disease

The Basics
Learn the basics about sickle cell disease. Find out the symptoms of sickle cell disease and how it is treated.

Living with Sickle Cell Disease
Find out how you can live well with sickle cell disease, get five tips to help prevent infections, and learn when it is important to see a doctor.

More Information
Check out a health kit on sickle cell disease from the Library. The kits contain books, DVDs, brochures, and articles. Find other books about sickle cell disease to check out or read the latest news and articles about sickle cell disease in ProQuest Health, a website you can access for free from the library or with a library card from home.

Get Help

Services at the Sickle Cell Disease Center include comprehensive medical inpatient and outpatient treatments, including annual exams, nutritional counseling, physical therapy, lab and x-ray evaluations, and pain management counseling.

The mission of the Sickle Cell Disease Associations’ Kansas City Chapter is to educate the public about and provide direct services to patients and their families who have sickle cell disease. They offer information and referral programs, counseling, and employment programs. They also help with prescriptions and transportation.

Books & DVDs in the library

Health Kits

Sickle Cell Disease Health Kit

Check out a health kit from the Library that contains books, DVDs, brochures, and articles.

News & Articles

Access these articles for free from the library or with a library card from home

Websites

Centers for Disease Control – Sickle Cell Disease

Learn the facts about sickle cell disease, get tips for healthy living, and more.

MedlinePlus.gov – Sickle Cell Anemia

Includes information about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and links to news, related issues, research studies, and clinical trials.

Sickle Cell Information Center

Provides sickle cell information, news, and research updates.

Tools

Sickle Cell Disease Quiz

Test your knowledge and learn the facts about sickle cell disease with this quiz.

The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch is a partnership between The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers, and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley. Funding for the project was made possible in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.