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Tips for Sickle Cell Disease Caregivers

Caregivers play a multifaceted role. Here’s how to support a loved one who has this inherited blood disorder.


World Sickle Cell Day is June 19, so it’s a good time to bring attention to sickle cell disease and the people who serve as caregivers. The disease affects a person’s blood cells, bending them into sickle shapes or crescent moons. Patients experience pain episodes and organ damage.

Learn more about sickle cell care for children and adults:

How to Manage Children's Pain

Adults With Sickle Cell Disease

Advice for sickle cell caregivers is to Educate Yourself; Empower Your Loved One: Inform Your Family