Sickle Cell School Outreach

The Sickle Cell Center at CHOP has developed comprehensive information on sickle cell disease and how it can affect the school life of children. The information is available to teachers, school nurses and physical education classes.

Typically, families request that this information be sent to their child's teacher or teachers and passed along to school nurses. Families may request that the Center's nurse-specialists meet with school personnel to provide information about measures that can be taken to avoid or address problems that students with sickle cell disease may face.

To learn more about the program and/or to request specially developed literature for school staff, contact our Center at 215-590-3437.