Closing the Gaps: NIH Grants Aim To Reduce Barriers To Quality Care Among Teens, Adults With Sickle Cell

African American girl sitting outsideHere’s the good news: scientific advances are helping people with sickle cell disease live longer, more productive lives. From hydroxyurea, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that has been shown to boost survival and reduce pain, to experimental bone marrow transplants that have saved lives, the tally of promising discoveries continues to grow.