FDA approves first new drug to treat sickle cell disease in more than 20 years

August 4, 2017


Ayanna Edmondson Director of Youth Programming for the Sickle Cell Association of Texas joined the program to speak about the education, research awareness and how the Sickle Cell Association of Texas is committed to outreach with support group meetings, assistance, and numerous services.  

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Michael Loiacono has sickle cell disease, a condition diagnosed at birth. It causes normally disc-shaped red blood cells to instead be sickle-shaped -- causing a host of health issues. (CBS Austin)

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