Sickle Cell Disease Program
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetic disease that primarily affects African Americans. It creates red blood cells that have an abnormal "sickle" shape instead of a normal disc shape. The Sickle Cell Disease Program works closely with the pediatric sickle cell program at Children's Wisconsin and provides care for most adults with SCD in the state of Wisconsin. The clinic provides comprehensive care including disease-modifying therapies, pain management, and urgent evaluations.