The Sickle Cell Cares Comprehensive Program provides exceptional, comprehensive medical care for adult patients with sickle cell disease. We offer cutting-edge care to meet each patient’s individual needs.
We provide multi-level care focused on goal-oriented pain management. Our treatment incorporates physical, mental, and emotional well-being, allowing patients the best possible quality of life. Everyone experiences pain differently, requiring an individualized approach to treatment. These methods can include: medications, lifestyle changes, mindfulness, and other non-pharmacologic options. The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Team works with patients to develop plans that work with their needs to optimize quality of life, safety, and function.
The Sickle Cell Cares Blood Bank provides safe blood products for more than 65,000 transfusions per year. These products include red-blood cell transfusions for sickle cell disease patients who require them. SCD patients who require red-blood cell exchange on a regular basis receive treatment in a state-of-the-art 19-bed apheresis/infusion unit.
SCD patients have an increased risk of infection by seasonal influenza, pneumococcus, meningococcus, and haemophilus bacteria. These bacteria can cause pneumonia, meningitis, sepsis, and other diseases that can affect breathing, bones, joints, and the nervous system. We aim to reduce the frequency and severity of these infections by providing periodic vaccinations that protect against them.