Sickle Cell Disease


The Sickle Cell Disease Diagnosis Information Page is a collaborative project of NeedyMeds and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. It is intended to provide information on Sickle Cell Disease and to help people with Sickle Cell Disease find assistance paying for their medications.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin* S, an abnormal type of hemoglobin. Sometimes these red blood cells become sickle-shaped (crescent shaped) and have difficulty passing through small blood vessels. When sickle-shaped cells block small blood vessels, less blood can each that part of the body. Tissue that does not receive a normal blood flow eventually becomes damaged. This is what causes the complications of sickle cell disease.

Below, please find a list of medications commonly used in the treatment of this diagnosis. Click on the hyperlink to find whether a savings program is available for that particular drug.

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. and NeedyMeds neither promote nor endorse the therapies listed below nor the supporters of this page. This page is for educational purposes only.

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Medications used in the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease

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