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CHOP Expert Featured on NBC News

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Fears of catching Covid-19 in ERs forced many in the throes of pain crises to avoid seeking medical attention. Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley explains the importance of seeking care in a COVID-19 world.

Sickle Cell and Covid-19

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Millions of Americans carry the sickle cell trait, many without knowing it. Could they be at risk for severe Covid-19? Stat News Reports.

CHOP Expert Commentary – Impact of COVID-19 on African American Community

Learn how Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, is fighting to improve the lives of her patients in the wake of COVID-19.

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Breakthrough New Therapies Approved for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved two new breakthrough therapies for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), and we believe both may enhance the treatment of our patients here at CHOP.

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New Studies Provide Important New Clues For Treating Red Blood Cell Disorders

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Stefano Rivella, PhD, an expert in creating the next-generation lentiviral vectors for the cure of hemoglobinopathies including sickle cell disease (SCD), as well as a leader in the discovery of erythroid and iron disorders including beta-thalassemia, has led three new published studies that make significant contributions to the scientific body of literature regarding red blood cells, and how manipulating the production of red cells can lead to the development of new disease-modifying therapies.