Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions
What is Sickle Cell Anemia?
Sickle Cell Anemia is a genetic blood disorder. Normal Red Blood Cells are shaped like flexible donuts, carrying normal hemoglobin and oxygen to body cells and tissues. They can easily pass through blood vessels without sticking or clumping together. AKA, function how God intended! However, Sickled Red Blood Cells are shaped like hard, sticky, crescent moons that clump/stick against the walls in blood vessels to form a vaso occlusive crisis. AKA, painful as HELL! Sickle Cell does not only deal with the physical, but it deals with the mental, the emotions, and the spirit/soul. Sickle Cell Anemia Originated in areas where Malaria were most prevalent. Sickle Cell is not known as mainstream as Cancer or other Blood Diseases, however Cme Apparel wants to change that!
What Ethnicities are affected?
SCD mainly affects people of color:
What are the types of Sickle Cell?
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What is the orgin of Sickle Cell?
There are many assumptions on how people began developing Sickle Cell. Sickle Cell can be traced all the way back to the motherland or Africa. In areas where malaria were most prevalent, through natural selection, people's bodies bagan to mutate in order to survive or fight off malaria. Mutated or Sickled Red Blood Cells = the absence of Hemoglobin F and abnormailty of Adult Hemoglobin. The mutation caused people to have Sickle Cell Trait. When two people that have the Sickle Cell Trait or Carrier Gene have children there is a 25% chance of each potential child to develop the full blown disease.