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Resource Guide for Sickle Cell Disease

American academy of pediatrics

Address:

141 Northwest Point Boulevard

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098

Phone:

1-847-434-4000

Internet address:

http://www.aap.org

Description of services provided:

The American Academy of Pediatrics is a great resource for both parents and health professionals. Included on the site is a detailed policy statement on how best to manage sickle cell disease called "Health Supervision for Children with Sickle Cell Disease."

Sickle cell disease association of america

Address:

231 E. Baltimore St., Suite 800

Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone:

1-800-421-8453

Description of services provided:

This site includes information on sickle cell disease, how to cope with its complications, who is affected, and how to join in efforts to research treatments. A chat room allows you to chat online with other people interested in sickle cell disease. Information on conferences, news releases, and a newsletter allow you to stay up-to-date on the latest research efforts.



Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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