Meet our director and learn more about the Joint Center for Sickle Cell and Thalassemic Disorders. Also, find out how you can ask questions.
Staff and Studies
Read our Mission Statement. Meet the entire staff of the Joint Center for Sickle Cell and Thalassemic Disorders. Learn about our ongoing studies and how you might participate.
Sickle Cell Disease
This section contains basic background information on sickle cell disease, as well as information on the treatment of the disorder. Information on basic and clinical research is also available.
This section contains basic background information on thalassemia. Details are provided to help distinguish between some of the subtly different forms of thalassemia. Chelation treatment of thalassemia is addressed, including oral chelation therapy.
Iron Metabolism and Disorders
This section reviews iron metabolism and some of the conditions that result from disturbances in iron metabolism. Both iron overload and iron deficiency are addressed. Protocols discuss the replacement of iron stores using iron dextran infusions.
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