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Expert with Spectrum Health explains Sickle Cell Disease

We spoke with Dr. Matthew Pridgeon, a Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, to learn more about the disease.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — According to the CDC Sickle Cell Disease, also known as Sickle Cell Anemia, is a common inherited blood disorder affecting between 70,000 and 100,000 people in this country. But what is Sickle Cell Disease?  

We spoke with Dr. Matthew Pridgeon, a Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, to learn more.  

Dr. Pridgeon explained how the disease is diagnosed, treated, and its impact on patients. To learn more about the program visit https://www.helendevoschildrens.org/impossible/cancer.

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