Periscope Q&A: Sickle Cell Awareness Month


September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month! The Sickle Cell Program at Texas Children’s Hematology Center offers comprehensive family-centered care for children with this complex blood disorder. Our individualized course of treatment includes patient care, education, psychosocial support services, screening and counseling for children and their families. Serving more than 1,000 children each year, our program is one of the largest in Texas.

Along with raising awareness all month long, Texas Children’s Hematology Center is hosting a Sickle Cell Education and Research Day on Saturday, Sept. 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to RSVP call 832-833-2355.

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to sit down for a Periscope Q&A to discuss the common questions about sickle cell disease. If you missed the live Periscope, you can watch a recap below:

For more information on sickle cell disease, visit here or follow me on Twitter @SickleCellDoc


About Dr. Amber Yates, pediatric hematologist

I am the Co-Director of Texas Children’s Sickle Cell Center and a pediatric hematologist at Texas Children's Hematology Center.

My primary interest is the care of children with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin disorders. I am particularly interested in the role of hydroxyurea therapy in improving the lives of children with sickle cell disease.

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