World Sickle Cell Day is June 19, so it’s a good time to bring attention to sickle cell disease and the people who serve as caregivers. The disease affects a person’s blood cells, bending them into sickle shapes or crescent moons. Patients experience pain episodes and organ damage.
Until recently, few new treatments were available. With two clinical studies for sickle cell disease underway, CSL Behring would be a new entrant in the race to provide overdue relief in the form of potential new treatment options.