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THE PULSE: Sickle cell patients, advocates hope to raise quality of local treatment

By COURTENAY EDELHART, Californian staff writer
Tuesday, Apr 22 2014 05:00 PM

TRAINING FOR SICKLE CELL: Full disclosure. Like one out of 12 African Americans, I am a carrier of the genetic trait for sickle cell anemia. So are my sister, two of my nieces and my daughter. Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by sickle-shaped red blood cells. Healthy, disc-shaped red blood cells are flexible and pass through blood vessels freely, but sickle cells...

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  1. THE PULSE: Sickle cell patients, advocates hope to raise quality of local treatment

    Tuesday, Apr 22 2014 05:00 PM

    TRAINING FOR SICKLE CELL: Full disclosure. Like one out of 12 African Americans, I am a carrier of the genetic trait for sickle cell anemia. So are my sister, two of my nieces and my daughter.

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