Words to Know: Transplants for Parents
Easy-to-understand definitions of some key transplant terms.
Sickle Cell Disease for Kids
Sickle cell disease is a disease of the blood. Red blood cells are shaped like sickles, and can get stuck, especially inside smaller blood vessels.
Stem Cell Transplants for Teens
Stem cells can develop into cells with different skills, so they're useful in treating diseases like cancer.
Stem Cell Transplants for Parents
Stem cells help rebuild a weakened immune system. Stem cell transplants are effective treatments for a wide range of diseases, including cancer.
Anemia for Parents
Anemia happens when there aren't enough healthy red blood cells in the body. It can be caused by many things, including dietary problems, medical treatments, and inherited conditions.
Anemia for Teens
Anemia is common in teens because they undergo rapid growth spurts, when the body needs more nutrients like iron. Learn about anemia and how it's treated.
What Is Cancer? for Kids
When kids get cancer, it can often be treated and cured. Find out more in this article for kids.
Sickle Cell Crisis (Pain Crisis) for Teens
Sickle cell crisis is when sickled cells clog small blood vessels, causing extreme pain and other symptoms. Learn more, including how to help prevent a crisis and what to do if one does happen.
Sickle Cell Disease for Teens
Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that makes red blood cells change shape and cause health problems. Find out more in this article for teens.
What's Anemia? for Kids
What does it mean when a kid has anemia? Learn about anemia, why kids get it, and how it's treated in our article for kids.