The NHLBI offers many sickle cell disease resources, including publications and videos, to help patients, their families, and health professionals. Explore these resources to learn more about important topics, such as tips for healthy living, treatments, and managing pain. Some publications are also available in Spanish.
The NHLBI leads or sponsors many studies on sickle cell disease, advancing our knowledge and treatment of the condition—and you can help. Learn more about open and enrolling NHLBI clinical trials that are related to sickle cell disease and see if you or someone you know is eligible to participate in one of them.
The NHLBI recognizes the importance of partnering with communities and organizations that are invested in advancing research, education, and outreach to fully realize the dream of a generation free of sickle cell disease.
Pain is one of the unfortunate hallmarks of sickle cell disease, often growing in intensity as patients age. It is a leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations among people with the disease, an...