We Need More Awareness of Aplastic Crises

We Need More Awareness of Aplastic Crises

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We Need More Awareness of Aplastic Crises

When a sickle cell patient mentions a crisis, most people think of a painful, vaso-occlusive crisis. I can understand why — it’s by far one of the most common complications of sickle cell disease. However, it’s not the only complication that can occur.  One day when I was about 6, I woke up feeling very unwell. Though I was young, I was aware that I suffered from sickle cell, and I knew how to identify…

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