Checkup Newsroom (Sickle Cell)

2019
July
18,
2019
| 11:47 PM America/Chicago
By Ashley Parrott Life as a parent with a child who has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is already frightening enough, but could you imagine this diagnosis with two of your kids? Mykhia and Malik, now 11 and 12 years old, were diagnosed with SCD with...
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June
19,
2019
| 05:39 PM America/Chicago
Are you between 18-44? You could save a life through the Be The Match program. Joining the Be The Match Registry means volunteering to be listed as a potential blood stem cell donor, ready to save the life of any patient in need of a transplant. Y...
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2017
May
01,
2017
| 07:00 AM America/Chicago
Recent clinical trial results from the Phase 2 SUSTAIN clinical of a drug known as crizanlizumab have provided new optimism for Sickle Cell Disease patients. The trial may present another option for treating people with severe Sickle Cell Disease who...
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2014
September
15,
2014
| 11:54 PM America/Chicago
Eleven years ago on March 17, 2003, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy names Ja'Kiyran McArthur, also known as J.T.Two weeks after he arrived we received a letter from the hospital where Ja’Kiyran was born, stating he had a chronic blood disor...
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