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Sickle Cell Anemia Purpose: To inform the audience about the disease, how it is caused, the signs and symptoms, who’s at risk, and how it is treated. Thesis: Sickle Cell Anemia is an incurable disease that millions of people struggle with everyday and they are unfamiliar of what it is. Introduction I. What comes to mind when you hear the words Sickle Cell Anemia II. What it is, how its caused, the signs and symptoms, who’s at risk, and how its treated Body I. What is Sickle Cell Anemia? A. A blood disorder 1. Sickled blood cells 2. Causes blood to stick and clump 3. Blood cells lack the iron-rich protein hemoglobin II. How is Sickle Cell Anemia caused? A. If a person inherits two copies of the gene, they have the disease 1. One copy from each parent B. If a person inherits one copy of the gene, they have the trait. 1. Usually doesn’t have any symptoms. 2. Can carry to offspring III. The signs and symptoms A. Present at birth B. Doesn’t show until after 4 months of age. C. Most common Anemia (in order) 1. Fatigue 2. Shortness of breath 3. Dizziness 4. Headaches 5. Cold hands and feet IV. Whose at risk? A. African Americans (affected mainly) 1. One of five hundred (have the disease) 2. One of twelve (have the trait) B. Hispanics C. Indians D. Greeks V. How it is treated? A. There is no cure. B. Can treat the symptoms. 1. Anti-inflammatory medications 2. Bone marrow transplants 3. Blood transfusion Conclusion I. I have inform to you about Sickle Cell Anemia and also as far as what it is, how it’s caused, what’s the signs and symptoms, who’s at risk, and finally how it can be treated. II. Millions are infected by this disease and a lot of those people are unfamiliar of

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