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St. Jude patient Jameson with his mom and siblings, all of whom are treated at St. Jude

 

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For more than 50 years, we've been committed to understanding and treating sickle cell disease.

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Sickle cell disease facts

 
  • Is the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S., affecting about 100,000 Americans
  • Is most common in African-Americans and Hispanics, but can occur in all races
  • Affects about 1 out of 365 African-American babies born in the U.S.
 
 

Meet sisters Kaitlyn and Khirsten

 

With us having three girls, two having the illness, we are praying for a cure.

- Nichole, Kaitlyn and Khirsten's mother

 
 
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St. Jude patients Kaitlyn and Khirsten

 
 

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Today St. Jude is:

  • exploring innovative gene therapy approaches, giving patients a healthy version of a defective gene.
  • improving outcomes with new clinical bone marrow transplantation trials, decreasing transplant-related side effects.
  • leading the Sickle Cell Clinical Research and Intervention Program (SCCRIP), which studies disease progression into adulthood and how to improve quality of life.
 
 

Meet Elani's family

 

Thanks to St. Jude, we were able to get off the sidelines of life.

- Darnita, Elani's mother

 
St. Jude patient Elani with her family

St. Jude patient Elani with her family

 
 

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St. Jude patient Za'Mya with her mom

St. Jude patient Za'Mya with her mom

 
 

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