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The problem is that sickle cell anemia affects about 72000 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 failureSickle cell anemia hurts many people today in fact it hurts about 72000 Americans But some doctors are finding cures for this inherited disease This disease causes mainly strokes and fever With this disease a stroke is not predictable a stroke can happen as early as a one month old as a baby It can hurt a person really bad because it causes them to not be able to do many things like cant play sports and things that gets your heart pumping because if the red blood cells gets clogged up it can causes a stroke because oxygen cant flow Most Americans who have sickle cell anemia are of African descent The disease also affects Americans from the Caribbean Central America and parts of South America Turkey Greece Italy the Middle East and East India Since sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease if both parents have the trait for sickle cell their babys chances of having sickle cell disease is one in fourMany doctors are trying to find cures for this disease by trying the solution on patients Doctors at Emory University and University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson Chicago Doctors in Emory University in Atlanta credited an experimental stem cell transplant that for the first time is not from a related donor This transplant cured the inherited disease from Keone Penn who is 13 years old from Georgia He suffered a stroke at 5 years old and had a fever of 106 degrees I almost died Ferraro
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