Medical Monday: Sickle Cell Disease 9/24/18

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Today on Medical Monday we discuss sickle cell disease. Dr. Maria Boucher, nurse Toni DeNicola and sickle cell disease advocate join WAMC's Ray Graf for the discussion.

Doctor Boucher is the director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Program at Albany Medical Center.

Toni is a pediatric hematology nurse at Jacobi Medical Center in New York City. Toni is also involved in the SiNERGe Northeast Regional Sickle Cell Colloaborative at Johns Hopkins Medicine. To find out more contact Toni at toni.denicola@gmail.com. 

Cheryl has been a sickle cell disease advocate for thirty years. Her son died at the age of 34 due to acute complications attributed to the disease. As mentioned during the show, the Sickle Cell Coalition's next conference call is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The call-in number is 515-739-1038 and the ID# is 106-502-2#. 

The number to call with your questions is 1-800-348-2551.