How Sickle Cell Disease Affects the Body

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Playing
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork explains that in people with sickle cell disease, the red blood cells become rigid and shaped like sickles, causing them to clump together in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to the rest of the body.