Sickle cell disease (sickle cell anemia) occurs when red blood cells are abnormally shaped like a sickle (crescent moon) instead of round. These abnormal red blood cells can cause blood clotting and reduce the amount of oxygen that gets to your cells.
Sickle cell disease is inherited. Though it doesn’t have a cure, University of Miami Health System hematologists provide comprehensive, long-term treatment that can help you manage your condition.
Why Choose UHealth?
Advanced, comprehensive hematology care. Our large team of expert hematologists provide the care you need to manage blood disorders and treat blood cancers. We offer convenient care — with treatment available at multiple locations — and use innovative, personalized treatments to help improve your health and quality of life.