Sickle Cell Disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, Affecting 70,000 to 80,000 Americans.
The disease is estimated to occur in 1
in 500 African Americans
to 1,400 Hispanic Americans.
Sickle Cell Anemia is most common among people whose ancestors come from Africa; Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Turkey; Italy; the Arabian Peninsula; India; and Spanish-speaking regions in the south America, and parts of the Caribbean.( www.health-reports.com).
Save The Cells Foundation
Is the newest foundation that in based in Indianapolis Indiana that assists Sickle Cell Patients and their families.
We help clients and their families with assisting with Food, Clothing, Bill Assistance, Mentoring, Support groups and a host of other programs.Our goal at Save the Cells Foundation is to be there when our clients are in need of someone to help to someone to listen. Save the cells friendly staff welcomes our clients with open arms and know how to make sure that the clients problems are resolved within a timely manner.
We also have a belief that research is a very important part in the treatment and cure of sickle cell disease so we are donating part of our proceeds to research.
Information on life expectancy and risk factors for early death among patients with Sickle Cell disease( sickle cell anemia, sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease, and the sickle-cell B- thalassemias) is needed to counsel patients, target therapy, and design clinical trials.(Orah S. Pratt)
We followed 3764 patients who ranged from birth to 66 years of age at enrollment to determine the life expectancy and calculate the median age at death. In addition we investigated the circumstances of death for all 209 adult patients who died during the study, and used proportional-hazards regression analysis to identify risk factors for early death among 964 adults with sickle cell anemia who were followed for at least two years. (Orah S. Pratt, Donald J Bambilla, Wendell F.Rosse)
Among children and adults with sickle cell anemia (homozygous for sickle hemoglobin), the median age at death was 42 years for females. Among those with sickle-cell hemoglobin c disease, the median age at death was 60 years for males and 68 years for females. Among adults with sickle cell disease 18 percent of deaths occurred i patients with overt organ failure, predominantly renal. Thirty-three percent were clinically free of organ failure but died during an acute sickle cell crisis (78 percent had pain, the chest syndrome, or both; 22 percent had a stroke. Modeling revealed that in patients with sickle cell anemia, the acute chest syndrome, renal failure, seizures, a base-line white-cell count above 15,000 cells per cubic millimeter, and a low level of fetal hemoglobin were associated with as increased risk of early death.(N Engl J Med 1994: 300; 1639-1644 June 9 1994)
Fifty percent of patients with sickle cell anemia survived beyond the fifth decade. a large proportion of those who died had no overt chronic organ failure but died during an acute episode of pain, chest syndrome, or stroke. Early morality was highest among patients whose disease was symptomatic. A high level of fetal hemoglobin predicted improved survival and is probably a reliable childhood forecaster of adult life expectancy. (Orah S. Pratt, Donald J Bambilla, Wendell F.Rosse, Paul F. Miner, Oswaldo Castro, Martin H. Steinberg, and Panpit P. Klug June 1994)
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Save The Cells Foundation
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Indianapolis In 46226
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