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Normal red blood cells move easily through blood vessels, taking oxygen
to every part of your body.
People who have sickle cell disease
have mostly sickled red blood cells. These cells can get stuck and block blood
flow through a blood vessel. That means red blood cells and oxygen can't flow
to some parts of the body.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Martin Steinberg, MD - Hematology
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