CHOP Expert Featured on NBC News

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Children living with sickle cell disease condition frequently need emergency medical care. However, during the height of the pandemic, some patients across the country were too afraid to visit emergency rooms and hospitals. The consequences of that hesitation are only beginning to be known, but one thing remains clear: it is important to seek a physician's advice when patients are in need of emergency care. Read this NBC News story where Kim Smith-Whitley, MD director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, weighs in on this topic and more.