Sickle Cell Disease
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UM Capital Region Health operates the only adult sickle cell treatment clinic in Prince George’s County to improve access to care for adults living with sickle cell disease (SCD).
Before the clinic's opening, Prince George’s County was home to the largest number of adults with SCD in Maryland who did not have a dedicated sickle cell clinic in their home county.
Approximately 1,600 residents in Prince George’s County have SCD.
About Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that can lead to serious health complications.
These complications include acute pain and chronic pain, bacterial infections, swelling in hands and feet, anemia and stroke.
SCD affects one out of every 365 African Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adult Clinic Services
In addition to providing routine diagnosis and follow-up care for adults with SCD, treatments include:
- On-site point-of-care testing
- Pain management, including injectable, intravenous and oral medications
- Simple chronic blood transfusion
- Social service support, including community health referrals and other resources
Schedule an Appointment
The clinic is open Monday - Friday between 9 a.m - 5 p.m.