"Sickle Cell Anemia" Essays and Research Papers

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    SICKLE CELL ANEMIA Dillon Lukacs Normal Circulatory system  In a normal circulatory system blood flows easily through the veins and arteries. Oxygen is delivered throughout the body to all the vital organs. Sickle Cell Disease  An anemia is a condition where there are less red blood cells than normal. Sickle cell anemia is a disorder where the body creates sickle or crescent shaped red blood cells. In a normal blood cell they look like donuts with a hole in the middle. This shape helps them...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Blood vessel 568  Words | 7  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia Pathophysiology: Sickle cell anemia is a disease passed down through families in which red blood cells form an abnormal crescent shape. The “sickling” occurs because of a mutation in the hemoglobin gene. Sickle cells are stiff and sticky. They tend to block blood flow in the blood vessels of the limbs and organs. Blocked blood flow can cause pain, serious infections, and organ damage. Life expectancy in people who have this disease is shortened.  Anemia is a condition in...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 813  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia occurs in about 1 out of 500 African American births, and 1 out of 36,000 Hispanic births. It is a lifelong disease, and sometime can be deadly. According to Dr. Whittaker, in our region there are abnormally higher cases of Sickle Cell Anemia, so I found it important to learn more about the disease, what cause it, what are the symptoms as well as the options of treatments for this disease. According to www.invista.com, it is believed that sickle cell disease...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 1832  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle cell anemia Sickle cell anemia is a disease found right here in America, but in low levels compare to most of the world. The rate for disease is around five times greater in certain places in Africa. Sickle-Cell Anemia is often referred to as the “Negro-Inherited” disease, but that is incorrect. Although African Americans have a high occurrence of Sickle-Cell Anemia (1 in 400 African Americans), many other nationalities suffer from the disease. Sickle-Cell Anemia affects 8 out of 100,000...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 2191  Words | 6  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    OMATSEYE Everglades University Mr. Kirk Webster Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia or also known as sickle cell disease is a hereditary genetic disease defined by the presence of odd shaped crescent-shaped red blood cells instead of the regular round disc like shape cells. Red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to various other organs and tissues with the help of a protein called hemoglobin. The main cause of sickle cell disease is when hemoglobin mutates into an abnormal type...

    Blood transfusion, Bone marrow, Hemoglobin 1567  Words | 10  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disease. The word anemia is defined as meaning that the blood does not have the required number of red blood cells. These cells take on a crescent shape, which is where the disease takes its name from the abnormal sickle shapes of the cells. It is commonly found in people from Africa, the Mediterranean region, southern India and the Middle East. “This disease of the blood was first discovered in 1910 in a black college student from the...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 1345  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sickle cell anemia

    Sickle cell anemia (SCA) also known as sickle-cell disease (SDA) is the most common genetic blood disorder that most people know far to little about. It is blood disease identified by abnormal looking red blood cells (Primary Health Care 2012). Normal blood cells tend to be soft and round and travel to through the body smoothly as for sickle cells, on the other hand, look like a hard falcate moon shape (Primary Health Care 2012). These abnormal red blood cells result in a difficult blood flow...

    Blood transfusion, Hematology, James B. Herrick 1235  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    The sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell have red blood cells that have mostly hemoglobin's, Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle-shaped or crescent shaped and have trouble going through small blood vessels. When sickle-shaped cells block small blood vessels, less blood can get to that part of the body. Tissue that does not get a normal blood flow eventually becomes damaged.This is what causes the problems of sickle...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 1338  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    that sickle cell anemia affects about 72,000 Americans in the United States. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the body is unable to produce normal hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein. Abnormal hemoglobin can morph cells that can become lodged in narrow blood vessels, blocking oxygen from reaching organs and tissues. The effects of sickle cell anemia are bouts of extreme pain, infectious, fever, jaundice, stroke, slow growth, organ, and failure. Sickle cell anemia hurts...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 877  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Disease: Journal Article Review Kelsey Bowman Bio 204: Anatomy and Physiology 2 Zellers Sickle cell disease is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder most common in African Americans, which results from a mutation affecting the amino acid sequence of the beta chains of hemoglobin molecules in red blood cells. The abnormal hemoglobin which causes the red blood cells to sickle is called hemoglobin S. Sickling occurs when the red blood cells are deoxygenated causing...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 1001  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    lowered, these cells change their forms from the normal biconcave disk to crescent, holly wreath, and other forms. This process is known as sickling. What is Sickle Cell Anemia? It is a blood disorder that affects hemoglobin, red blood cells with normal hemoglobin move easily through the bloodstream, delivering oxygen to all of the cells of the body. Normal red blood cells are shaped like doughnuts with the centers partially scooped out and are soft and flexible. Sickle cell anemia occurs when an...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 847  Words | 3  Pages

  • sickle cell anemia and alcohol

     Sickle cell anemia Name Institution Sickle cell anemia Introduction Sickle cell anemia is a hereditary disorder that affects countries that were previously affected by malaria - mostly the African Americans and Hispanic Americans (Newland, 2013). The people suffering from this disorder have in the past had barriers to access vital health information and care since it was not covered by the affordable act. At the same time, the disorder has had psychological, social...

    African American, Health care, Health care provider 697  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle cell anemia is a genetic blood disorder which is inherited from both parents, that causes red blood cells in patients to be sickle-shaped. This causes the red blood cells to clump together, and be unable to retain oxygen. Sickle cell anemia was first noted in 1910, and is thought to have evolved as a way for the body to naturally fight malaria. It is most prevalent in Africa, India, the West Indies and the Mediterranean, places where malaria is more common. In this country, it is most prevalent...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Hematology 840  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    done on the genetic causes of Sickle Cell Anemia and how it developes, as well as it's effects on the circulatory, muscular, and respiratory systems, as well as it's effects on the joints and other systems of the body, and the complications associated with them. Most of the research has been done to explore on the reasons why it mostly effects the African-American community and people who are from the West Coast of Africa. It has also been known that Sickle Cell Anemia also effects people from the...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 2034  Words | 6  Pages

  • Genetics of Sickle Cell Anemia

    Genetics of Sickle Cell Anemia Objectives • To observe how a disease can act as a selective force • To describe changes in allele frequencies in a population as a result of a selective force Hypothesis The starting ratio of HbA to HbS is 3:1; in a typical population, the Homozygous Dominant Gene would become the standard, but because carrying the Heterozygous version of the allele has an advantage to fighting Malaria it will become the dominant Allele for the population. The HbA/HbS gene will...

    Albinism, Allele, Dominance 774  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia Case Study

    Alexandria Agee Ms. Songer AP Biology February 16 2015 Sickle Cell Anemia: Case Study Summary Sickle Cell Anemia is a painful diseases that is caused by a mutation in the protein called hemoglobin which helps carry oxygen in red blood cells. Because of the mutation, the hemoglobin is shaped oddly which results in pain because it is hard for the blood to travel throughout the body and anemia because of the lack of oxygen in the blood. A person can only have this disease if both parents are carriers...

    Allele, DNA, Gene 909  Words | 4  Pages

  • A Brief Description of Sickle Cell Anemia

    Adams 1 Dwayne Adams Instructor: Croshaw Medical Terminology 1 18, April 2013 Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle-cell Anemia is a genetic blood disorder caused by the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin molecules in which the red blood cells loose their disc-shape and become crescent shaped. The shape also known as “hemoglobin S”. unlike normal red cells which are usually smooth and malleable, tend to collect after releasing oxygen, and cannot squeeze through small blood vessels. The...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 1165  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sickle Cell

    Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary disease that changes the smallest and most important components of the body. A gene causes the bone marrow in the body to make sickled shapes, when this happens; it causes the red blood cell to die faster. This is what causes Hemolytic Anemia. Older children and adults with sickle cell disease may experience a few complications, or have a pattern of ongoing problems that shorten their lives. The most common and serious complications of sickle cell disease are anemia...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 1572  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sickle Cell

    SCD also known as sickle cell disease affects the blood and cardiovascular system. There are six different types of SCD. The following discussion will include cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The proper education on this disease will give patients and the public a better knowledge of the common unfamiliarity with SCD. The cardiovascular system consists of the heart, arteries, capillaries, veins, and blood. The organs in the cardiovascular system are a vital part of the human...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Heart 2570  Words | 6  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Report

    What is it? Sickle cell anemia is a type of blood disorder that can be inherited from parents. This is when red blood cells that are meant to carry oxygen around the body become deformed. Normal red blood cells are round and disc shaped, however, when they become sickle red blood cells, the deform and change shape into a crescent-like shape or sickle shape. The sickle cells have a shorter life-span than a healthy red blood cell and are not replaced as quickly as normal; this leads to a shortage...

    Blood transfusion, DNA, Hemoglobin 667  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Research Paper

     Sickle Cell Disease 11/17/14 This research informs the reader about Sickle cell disease. The goal is to raise awareness by describing what the disease is and where it originated. It gives advice on how to recognize signs in a crisis and how to help prevent any further symptoms. This focus uses facts from medical websites such as Web MD and Mayo Clinic. This research highlights every thing there is to know about sickle cell disease through detailed descriptions of where it comes...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 2159  Words | 9  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle-Cell Anemia is a genetic blood disorder caused by the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin. These hemoglobin molecules tend to aggregate after unloading oxygen forming long, rod-like structures that force the red cells to assume a sickle shape. Unlike normal red cells, which are usually smooth and malleable, the sickle red cells cannot squeeze through small blood vessels. When the sickle cells block small blood vessels, the organs are deprived of blood and oxygen. This leads to periodic...

    Asplenia, Blood transfusion, Hemoglobin 1039  Words | 5  Pages

  • Anthropology: Well Suited to Understand Sickle-Cell Anemia

    approach of anthropology make it well suited for understanding sickle- cell anemia? The definition of holism applied to anthropology helps to get started answering this question. Holism in Anthropology generally means all the different parts of something and how those parts work together. Understanding genetic structure and who we are as humans is important to understanding different genetic mutations and diseases such as Sickle Cell Anemia (Jurmain 2013:12). Anthropology and its practices of taking...

    ABO blood group system, Allele, Blood type 1593  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Discussion on Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle Cell Disease is an illness that affects people all across the globe. This paper will give a description of the sickness through the discussion of the causes, symptoms, and possible cures. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a "group of inherited red blood cell disorders."(1) These disorders can have various afflictions, such as pain, damage and a low blood count--Sickle Cell Anemia. The overall incidence of SCD is eight out of 100,000 people. However, it is much more widespread in some people....

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 1430  Words | 4  Pages

  • sickle cell anaemia

    Introduction - sickle cell anemia The first suggestion that genes might provide the information for all proteins came from Linus Pauling's lab at Caltech. He and his student Harvey Itano studied hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that transports oxygen from the lung to metabolically active tissues, like muscle, where it is needed. In particular, they focused on the hemoglobin of people with sickle-cell disease, also known as sickle-cell anemia, a genetic disorder common in Africans, and...

    Blood transfusion, Hemoglobin, Heterozygote advantage 1640  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle Cell Disease Introduction Sickle cell disease (or sickle cell anemia, as it’s often called) is a disorder of the blood in which red blood cells are misshapen and can resemble a crescent or a “sickle” shape. This can cause numerous health complications. One must inherit the gene from both parents for it to become active, due to the fact that it is recessive. Patients with sickle cell disease have a mutation in a gene on chromosome 11 that codes for the beta subunit of the hemoglobin protein...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Heart 995  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    09/08/2012 Sickle Cell Disease Blood has been considered the essence of life for centuries, and our blood is a living tissue made up of liquid and solids. There are many diseases related to blood such as anemia which is the decrease in oxygen supply to tissue and causes hypoxia, thalassemia is the mutation in one or more globin gene of hemoglobin, etc. Therefore, one of blood disorders is the most common symptomatic hemoglobinopathy with the greatest prevalence in worldwide which is called sickle cell...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 1110  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell PP

    SICKLE CELL ANEMIA Tina Thompson, Ashley Scott, Araceli Galindo, Roshanda Dixon, Kristen Wyatt, Kimberly Dennis What is Sickle Cell Anemia?  Sickle cell anemia is a severe hemolytic anemia resulting in a sickle shaped hemoglobin molecule. It is an inherited disorder with some having sickle cell trait and some having sickle cell disease. The sickle hemoglobin gene is known as the HbS gene. It is found predominantly in people of African descent and occasionally in those of Mediterranean descent...

    Anemia, Hemoglobin, Hemolytic anemia 457  Words | 15  Pages

  • Sickel Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell anemia is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, or a collection of recessive genetic disorders characterized by a hemoglobin variant called Hb S. Normal red blood cells are round like doughnuts, and they move through small blood tubes in the body to deliver oxygen. Sickle red blood cells become hard, sticky and shaped like sickles used to cut wheat. When these hard and pointed red cells go through the small blood tube, they clog the flow and break apart. This can cause pain,...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 1300  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Paper

    Sickle Cell Imagine an illness at birth that causes lifelong complications for the child, the family, and the healthcare providers. Sickle-cell is a disease that affects thousands of people around the world and unfortunately that number continues to grow. Sickle-cell is a disease that many healthcare workers will encounter, especially in the acute care setting. It is important that nurses can recognize the symptoms and know how to treat these patients. With proper treatment and care, many of...

    Asplenia, Blood transfusion, Heterozygote advantage 1457  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sickle Cell

    Sickle cell disease is present usually in those of African or Mediterranean descent (Saladin 2007). About 1.3% of African Americans have sickle cell (Saladin, 2007). Sickle cell was originated in Africa where malaria was killing a vast number of people (Saladin, 2007). The sickle cell hemoglobin is not able to be digested by the parasites that cause malaria, making those with sickle cell resistant to malaria (Saladin, 2007). This paper will discuss a normal erythrocyte compared to an erythrocyte...

    Blood, Bone marrow, Cell nucleus 768  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Lab

    Observations: When Malaria is present and infects red blood cells, parasites can infect cells carrying defective hemoglobin which may result in death. Allele frequency changes over time depending on the pressures or circumstances facing a particular population. African populations are especially impacted by both malaria and sickle cell anemia. Depending on the impacted population, allele frequency often shifts and well suited organisms are likely to survive and allele frequencies can increase...

    Allele frequency, Evolution, Gene 1314  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Anemia is a condition in which there is lower than normal number of red blood cells or hemoglobin within a person, consequently decreasing the amount of oxygen being carried to the rest of the body. Causes of such a condition are usually insufficient amounts of iron, blood loss, lack of red blood cell production, or high rates of red blood cell destruction. (MNT, http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/158800.php) One form of this condition is the disease Sickle Cell Anemia, an inherited blood...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 689  Words | 2  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia Jenkins 1 Abstract Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary disease that changes the smallest and most important components of the body. A gene causes the bone marrow in the body to make sickled shapes, when this happens; it causes the red blood cell to die faster. This is what causes Hemolytic Anemia. Older children and adults with sickle cell disease may experience a few complications, or have a pattern of ongoing problems that shorten their lives. The most common...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 5318  Words | 16  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    For Sickle Cell Anemia The definition for sickle cell anemia is an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells flexibility and results in a risk of various complications. Sickle cell is the name of a specific disease in which there is a homozygosity for the mutation that causes Hbs. This type of disease, usually presenting in childhood, occurs more commonly in people from parts of the tropical and sub-tropical regions where malaria is more common. If a person has sickle cell...

    Heterozygote advantage, Malaria, Mutation 518  Words | 2  Pages

  • Case Study Sickle Cell Disease

    Case Study 97 1. Sickle cell disease is a group of disorders that affects hemoglobin, the molecule in red blood cells that delivers oxygen to cells throughout the body. People with this disorder have atypical hemoglobin molecules called hemoglobin S, which can distort red blood cells into a sickle, or crescent, shape. SCD affects millions of people worldwide, particularly those with African, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Indian ancestry. Some 120,000 infants are born with SCD every year worldwide...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 798  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder, identified by the sickle shape of red blood cells which carry less oxygen and break easily, causing anemia. The sickling trait, the less serious form, occurs from the inheritance of only one parent; however, both parents must exhibit the disease in order for full symptoms to take place. It is caused by an error in the gene that tells the body how to make hemoglobin. The disorder is usually found in people of African descent...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 621  Words | 2  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder that shortens the life span of red blood cells, and eventually the organisms they are located in. Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited blood disorder that changes that structure of red blood cells. In a healthy organism, red blood cells are disk shaped and move easily through the blood vessels. In an organism that has sickle cell anemia the red blood cells’ structures are corrupted; instead of the disk-like shape, the red blood cells have...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 622  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

    Sickle cell crisis (HgbSS) is a debilitating disorder characterized by blood cells changing into a sickle shape as a result of stressful conditions such as exhaustion, hypoxia, severe infection, or even cold temperatures. "The term sickle cell disease (SCD) is used in a generic sense to refer to all the clinically severe sickling syndromes" (Desai,Dhanani, 2002). This paper is going to describe the theoretical origin of sickle cell, the genetic components, pathophysiology of the sickle cell crisis...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 3192  Words | 8  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

     Sickle cell anemia is a disease that changes normal round red blood cells into cells that are shaped like crescent moons. Sickle cell comes from a farm tool with a curved blade. Sickle cells get stuck and block blood vessels which stop the oxygen from getting through. This causes a lot of pain and can also harm organs, muscles, and bones. Sickle cell is a lifelong battle that causes pain, infection, anemia, and even a stroke. Sickle cell is an inherited disease. It used to be that when people...

    Blood transfusion, Malaria, Mutation 782  Words | 2  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    TREATMENT OPTIONS There is NO cure for sickle cell disease, although new stem cell research is promising. Bone marrow transplant is a potential cure, however finding a matched sibling donor is difficult. Therefore treatment is primarily focused on management of symptoms and prevention of pain episodes. Hydroxyurea (a chemotherapeutic medication) is the only recognized treatment option for the prevention of vaso-occlusive crisis in SCD. It is a prescribed drug for adult patients...

    Blood transfusion, Bone marrow, Malaria 1048  Words | 4  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Disease & International Relations

     SC disease, an autoimmune recessive condition, is an inherited abnormality of red blood cells. Affected children inherit two copies of an abnormal hemoglobin gene, one from each parent. For couples where both individuals carry one copy of the abnormal gene, described as having SC trait or being a carrier for SC disease, there is a 1 in 4 chance of future children being affected by the disease (?) From a biomedical perspective, a high potential for benefit from sharing research-generated SC disease...

    Health care, Hemoglobin, Heterozygote advantage 2090  Words | 6  Pages

  • Evolution of Disease Sickle Cell Anemia

    Evolution of Disease Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle Cell Anemia is a disease that which the red blood cells form an abnormal sickle or crescents shape. Red blood cells are very important to the human body because they carry oxygen throughout the body. The main causes of Sickle cell is when the cells in the body mutate into abnormal cell called haemoglobin S. Haemoglobin S causes the red blood cells to become sickle shaped, rigid. This causes to make it more difficult for the cells to flow the vein to...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Hemoglobin 800  Words | 2  Pages

  • Pain Management and Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Disease Patients

    Pain Management and Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Disease Patients Cynthia Evans Mississippi College Pain Management and Quality of Life for Sickle Cell Disease Patients This is a review of literature examining how frequent recurring episodes of pain affect the quality of life in the sickle cell disease patients. Several studies conducted concerning pain management and quality of life for sickle cell disease patients indicate additional studies needed. Identifying additional effective...

    Acupuncture, Alternative medicine, Medicine 1713  Words | 5  Pages

  • Anemia: Low Rbc and Low Hgb

    Anemia: Low RBC and/or low HgB Causes: Hypoproliferative (not producing enough): Deficiencies, Cancer. Hemolytic (destruction of): Disease, hyperslenism, mech. Heart valves. Blood loss. S/S: Fatigue, weakness, malaise, pallor, jaundice, cardiac and respiratory symptoms, tongue/nail changes, pica, Nail changes, angular cheilosis (cracks at corners of mouth) PT w/ hypothytoid may be asymptomatic. PT w/ CV or Pulmonary disease may have severe symptoms. Elderly: More pronounced...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 917  Words | 5  Pages

  • Sickle Cell

    Cell’s July 18, 2011 Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disease that means you are born with it and it lasts a lifetime. People with sickle cell anemia inherit two variant or sickle cell genes, one from each parent. In the United States, sickle cell anemia affects about 72,000 people. About 2 million Americans carry the sickle cell trait but about 1 in 12 African Americans have the trait. The signs and symptoms of sickle cell anemia are different in each person. Some people...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Hematology 479  Words | 2  Pages

  • Critical Care Nursing: Sickle Cell Anemia

    Critical Care Nursing: Sickle Cell Anemia Critical Care Nursing 10/15/2009 Sickle cell anemia affects millions of people worldwide. Sickle cell anemia is a disease in which your body produces abnormally shaped red blood cells. They don't last as long as normal, round red blood cells, which leads to anemia. Sickle cells contain abnormal hemoglobin that causes the cells to have a sickle shape. Sickle-shaped cells don’t move easily through your blood vessels. They’re...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Hematology 2832  Words | 8  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Paper

    Sickle Cell Disease (Anemia) Child and Adolescent Development (PSC 1246A) Sickle Cell Disease, commonly referred to as Sickle Cell Anemia, is a blood disease which red blood cells form an abnormal sickle or crescent shape. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body and are normally shaped like a disc. This disease is genetically inherited from both parents. If you inherit the sickle cell gene from only one parent, you will have sickle cell trait. People with sickle cell trait...

    Blood transfusion, Hemoglobin, Heterozygote advantage 789  Words | 2  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Anaemia

    SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA Sickle cell anemia is an inherited condition. People with sickle cell anemia inherit two copies of the sickle cell gene, one from each parent. The sickle cell gene makes abnormal hemoglobin called Hemoglobin-S. The sickle cell gene is a trait due to a change in ONE nucleotide in the DNA sequence that leads to a change in ONE amino acid that changes how the hemoglobin protein folds. This change in the structure of the hemoglobin protein leads to a change in the shape of...

    Bilirubin, Hemoglobin, Liver 531  Words | 2  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Plan of Care

    Sickle Cell Plan of Care Read the situation provided. Then, provide a brief description of the pathophysiology of sickle cell anemia and complete the nursing care plan by filling in the goals, outcomes, and nursing orders for the diagnoses provided in the table. SITUATION: Lavon is a 30 year old, single African American who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia when he was 4 years old. He works for a computer company and has been working 12 hour days to meet the deadline for a special project...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 610  Words | 9  Pages

  • Motivations In Adversting Hardees Commercial

    Commerical Do you know your Sickle cell status? It is one question that any carrier of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) must ask of their potential partner. It is a question that I had to ask; because I am a carrier of sickle cell disease (SCD) called sickle cell trait. For me, it was a question in need of an answer if I did not want to create a child with sickle cell anemia – the worst case scenario. “An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people in the United States have sickle cell disease, making it the most...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Bone marrow 1758  Words | 8  Pages

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Sickle Cell Disease Physical-Adult • Eye problems. The retina, the "film" at the back of the eye that receives and processes visual images, can deteriorate when it does not get enough nourishment from circulating red blood cells. Damage to the retina can be serious enough to cause blindness. • Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mouth. Yellowing of skin and eyes. These are signs of jaundice, resulting from rapid breakdown of red blood cells. • Delayed growth and puberty in children...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Malaria 615  Words | 2  Pages

  • Bilogy 3 Research Paper

    Instructor: Robert L. Stewart, Jr. Sickle cell anemia affects people with African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, and Indian ancestry (Scientific American). Sickle cell anemia occurs when a person inherits two sickle cell gene, one from each parent, that cause the red blood cells to change and become crescent shaped. The underlying problem involves hemoglobin, a component of the red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Hemoglobin 921  Words | 3  Pages

  • sickle cell

    Sickle Cell Disease is both a debilating condition and possibly an evolutionary fix. This paper will describe what sickle cell disease is, who carries sickle cell disease, how it is passed on, its symptoms, how it came about and current and future cures for it. What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle Cell disease is made up of a collection of red blood cell disorders. Sickle Cell disease is hereditary meaning it is only passed down through the family on a genetic level and cannot be contracted...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Cell nucleus 439  Words | 2  Pages

  • Hca/240 Blood Disorders

    done to “cure” other blood disorders and what preventive measures need to be taken in order to stop history from repeating itself. Iron deficiency anemia, sickle cell anemia, and purpura simplex are just a few blood disorders that people suffer from that are either inherited or can be prevented. Iron deficiency anemia, one of the most common types of anemia, is a blood disorder where the body does not absorb enough iron for proper function (HealthCentral Network, 2010). If the body is not getting enough...

    Anemia, Blood, Blood transfusion 893  Words | 3  Pages

  • Registered Nurse

    Sickle Cell Anemia INTRODUCTION: “Pain” sudden or chronic, lasting from a few hours to a few days; from a few weeks to a few months evolving from an adhesive substance in red blood cells. The “Pain” is inherited by an retriction blood flow through the body do to an abnormality in the cells. “Sickle Cell Anemia” a chronic illness discovered in 1910 by an American physician named James Bryan Herrick. Sickle Cell is more that just pain; it is a disease that is affected by abnormal blood cells that...

    Blood transfusion, Hematology, Heterozygote advantage 860  Words | 3  Pages

  • biology project

    Sickle-Cell Disease Discovery: http://www.sicklecellanaemia.org/sickle-cell-disease/discovery-of-sickle-cell-disease James Herrick was a doctor in Chicago, USA, and wrote about his observations of a patient with severe anaemia. When blood samples were viewed under the microscope Herrick noted “peculiar elongated and sickle-shaped red blood corpuscles”. Symptoms: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/ Sickle cell anemia varies from person to person. Some people who have...

    Blood, Blood transfusion, Chromosome 1564  Words | 11  Pages

  • Hca 240 Wk 4: Blood Disorders

    about the disorder itself, what causes the disorder, how the disorder is diagnosed, how the disorder is treated, and what can be done to prevent the disorder. Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron Deficiency Anemia is one form of blood disorder. Iron Deficiency Anemia is a form of anemia in which there are not enough red blood cells in the blood due to a lack of iron in the body. There are several causes that include not having enough iron in your diet, the body not absorbing iron the way that it is supposed...

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  • Blood Disorder

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