Sickle Cell Center News and Updates

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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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Blue Tag Gala Raises More Than $150,000

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Blue Tag Gala 2015

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia’s 15th annual Blue Tag Gala raised more than $150,000 to support patient care and cutting-edge research at the hospital’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center


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