This debilitating, hereditary red blood cell disorder strikes primarily African-American children. There are thousands of cases in the Delaware Valley that require chronic transfusions along with comprehensive routine and acute care to deal with the disease’s many complications — asthma, pulmonary problems, stroke, sleep difficulty, gallstones organ damage. Under the direction of Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, the devoted, highly trained staff of specialists at the Sickle Cell Center at CHOP manages both the in-patient and out-patient needs of this population. Since 1988, this program, one of the largest in the United States, has been one of 10 designated NIH centers nationwide conducting ongoing research (34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, 215-590-3535, with satellite clinics in Voorhees, 856-435-7502, and King of Prussia, 610-337-8160, chop.edu).
Philly Startup Raises $1.85M, Readies to Clean Up Black Market of Online Advertising
Shop with Us at BHLDN’s Bridal Brunch This Sunday
Wells Fargo Wants Philly’s Discriminatory Lending Lawsuit Dismissed
All the Food and Drink Deals at the 12th Annual East Passyunk Car Show This Weekend
You May Also Like
Around the Web
Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.