Sickle Cell Children

By dorsey

Sickle Cell Anemia occurs when there is a defect in the structure of the red blood cell which decreases a person’s ability to carry oxygen to their tissues. As a result, children with sickle cell experience a crisis almost every 3 months, which may involve pain anywhere in the body and difficulty breathing. Here in the DR children usually get a blood transfusion which is an expensive and time consuming process for the family, and certainly not pleasant for the child.

We provide a medicine for these children which acts to increase the amount of fetal hemoglobin in their body and helps them to carry oxygen more efficiently, decreasing the frequency and severity of crises, decreasing the amount of blood transfusions, and increasing the quality of life for the child and the entire family. The cost to provide medication for each child is $20 monthly.

Please visit our website if you would like to help a child with sickle cell anemia.

Filed in: Founders' Blog • Monday, December 12th, 2011

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