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NHLBI Sickle Cell Disease Challenge for Undergraduate Students Winners The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute challenged college students across the nation to help develop creative new strategies to raise awareness about sickle cell disease. Some of the best answered the call, and NHLBI is pleased to announce the winners. Learn more about th...
NHLBI Director Dr. Gary H. Gibbons spoke with radio host Yolanda Adams about what sickle cell disease is and how NIH-funded research has helped improve the lives of those who have the condition.
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NHLBI Director Dr. Gary H. Gibbons spoke with radio host Yolanda Adams about what sickle cell disease is and how NIH-funded research has helped improve the lives of those who have the condition. Below is a transcript of the interview: Dr. Gary H. Gibbons Radio Interview Yolanda Adams Audio Your browser does not support the audio element. Sickle Cel...
Afia Donkor
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In 2010, Afia Donkor, a young woman from Canada, struggled to walk a few blocks from her home to a subway station in Montreal on her way to the airport. Suitcase in hand, she moved at a snail’s pace as she experienced severe exhaustion due to a flare-up of her sickle cell disease . One step at a time, she finally made it, propelled by the hope of a...
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In both sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemias , known collectively as hemoglobinopathies, the bone marrow produces red blood cells that contain mutated hemoglobin. The consequences of this mutation can be severe. In SCD, for example, several biological processes are impaired, and damage occurs to almost every organ system. Given the complex pa...
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WHAT: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has ended the Transcranial Doppler (TCD) with Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (TWiTCH) clinical trial early in agreement with the recommendations of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB). The DSMB is an independent group of experts tha...