We bring information to people with sickle cell and their families in Washington State. By partnering with local health care providers, the state's newborn screening program, families, schools and communities, we ensure that all those affected by sickle cell have access to education, resources, counseling and coordinated care.
Check out this great video from Sickle Cell Summer Camp 2018.
Several fun events around the corner! In May, the Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force is hosting an adult retreat and Camp Korey is hosting a Sickle Cell Family Weekend. Click below to learn more.
Normal red blood cells are round, almost like doughnuts. They move through small blood vessels in the body to deliver oxygen, which is carried by a substance called hemoglobin. In sickle cell disease, one little change in the hemoglobin can cause it to form long rods when it gives away oxygen. For more information click here.
To learn about sickle cell trait, how you get sickle cell disease, who gets sickle cell disease, and how you can get tested, click here.
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