On December 18, 2018, S.2465 – The Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018 – … Sickle cell trait has long been considered a benign condition but continues to be the leading cause of death in young African Americans in military basic training and civilian organized sports. Red blood cell transfusion therapy for sickle cell patients with frequent painful events. Hilliard LM, Kulkarni V, Sen B, Caldwell C, Bemrich-Stolz C, Howard TH, et al. Study Finds No Link Between Opioid Use and Death in Patients Hospitalized for Sickle Cell Disease. There continues to be a great deal of controversy surrounding sickle cell trait and its association with exercise-related morbidity and sudden death. Pediatr Blood Cancer . Advocacy Efforts Create Legislative Victory! RESULTS: The overall number of deaths … METHODS: The number of deaths, the mortality rate and the causes of deaths in patients with sickle cell anemia who were treated and followed up at our institution for 15 years were determined and compared to data available for the Brazilian population. Opioid Use Is Not Associated with in-Hospital Mortality Among Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in the United States: ... and like ASH on Facebook for the most up-to-date information about the 2018 … Background: Information on life expectancy and risk factors for early death among patients with sickle cell disease (sickle cell anemia, sickle cell-hemoglobin C disease, and the sickle cell-beta …