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: The symptoms of sickle cell anemia vary from person to person and can range from mild to severe. The common problem among all people with sickle cell anemia is the rigid, sickle-shaped red blood cells that clog the blood vessels and prevent the delivery of oxygen to tissues of the body. The most common symptom therefore is pain. Other symptoms may include:
The Sickle Cell Information Center of the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Grady Health System
A well written, well organized site about sickle cell anemia with detailed information about the disease as well as about pain management issues.
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
A great site that contains educational material, information about support groups and links to other related sites.
Facts about Sickle Cell Anemia
A thorough fact sheet for those affected by SSa. You must have Acrobat Reader to view this but Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free.