Community Outreach  > Sickle Cell Center 

The mission of the Sickle Cell Center is to provide preventative comprehensive primary care to the sickle cell anemia population in the Midlands and to serve as a referral center for these patients. Sickle Cell Center patients have the opportunity to participate in curative treatment.

Services include:

  • Urgent care for adults
  • By-appointment health maintenance for adults
  • New patient evaluations
  • Patient counseling
  • Sickle Cell education
  • Pain management
  • Chronic infusion services

Patients who access services of the Palmetto Health Sickle Cell Center benefit from standardized, innovative and comprehensive care.

 
D
isease Overview:

Sickle Cell Anemia is an inherited, chronic disease of red blood cells. A single chemical substitution in the hemoglobin molecule causes the cell to take a hard sickle shape instead of the soft doughnut shape that normally allows red cells to easily move through blood vessels. This abnormality results in blood flow blockages. The pain and other complications experienced by people with sickle cell disease are caused by these blockages and by anemia, which can lead to increased morbidity and mortality.

Hours of Operation: 7 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday through Friday

Location: 1819 Marshall Street

Appointments: To schedule an appointment, call 434-4100.

 

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