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What is Adult Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a lifelong, hereditary blood disorder characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. These sickle-shaped cells can stick to vessel walls, causing a blockage that slows or stops the flow of blood. When this happens, oxygen can't reach nearby tissues leading to sudden attacks of pain, known as pain crises, and other symptoms.

Adult Sickle Cell Disease refers to this condition persisting in individuals into and throughout their adult lives. While SCD is often diagnosed in infancy, its impacts continue into adulthood—sometimes increasing in complexity. Adults with SCD might face a host of challenges, including frequent pain, fatigue, susceptibility to infections, and increased risk of complications such as stroke or organ damage.

Through advances in understanding and treating SCD, adults with this disease are now living longer, more fulfilling lives. At Bridging the Gap, we aim to aid, advocate and empower adults battling Sickle Cell Disease as they navigate the unique challenges of their condition. We're committed to making an impactful difference in the lives of those grappling with SCD, by providing resources, support, and community.

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Why are Support Groups Important?

Support groups provide a vital lifeline for adults battling Sickle Cell Disease. By joining a community that shares similar challenges, warriors can find strength and understanding that they are not alone in their fight. Let's connect hearts and hands—because together, we are stronger.

Sickle cell disease affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States and millions worldwide

Need Support?

We offer support and resources for you and your loved ones to help you navigate life with sickle cell disease and learn about your treatment options.

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