Understanding Sickle Cell Disease: A Genetic Blood Disorder

Sickle cell disease is a genetic blood disorder characterized by abnormal red blood cells, leading to chronic pain anemia, and organ damage. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Also, when they travel through small blood vessels, they get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious complications (health problems) such as infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke.

At Shaare Zedek Hospital, our dedicated hematological laboratory, under the expert guidance of Dr. Julia Abramowitz, operates 24/7 to offer comprehensive services. From blood counts and parasite detection to anemia testing, clotting function evaluation, and anticoagulant tests, we are committed to managing symptoms and enhancing the quality of life for patients.

Join us in raising awareness about sickle cell disease and the vital role our lab plays in diagnostics and treatment. Together we continue saving lives, delivering lives, and changing lives!



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