Build-Your-Own SCD School Binder

By Nirja Shah

Sickle Cell Disease Coalition (SCDC) has released a new toolkit that provides more information and can provide the necessary tools that School Health Services needs.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited, chronic blood disorder that can lead to complex complications for individuals born with the disease. SCD complications often arise in infancy and range in type and severity from person to person; some common complications associated with the disease include chronic pain, blood clots, high blood pressure, breathing and sleeping issues, kidney problems, and vision impairment. SCD impacts more than 100,000 individuals in the United States and more than 100,000,000 people worldwide. With early diagnosis and access to comprehensive biopsychosocial care and support services,
individuals living with SCD can maintain their health and thrive with a high-quality of life. School personnel, caregivers, and other community members can play a critical role in improving health and academic outcomes of students living with SCD. Please review this new resource provided by the coalition!