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Sickle Cell Disease

Folks Video Story: Painting In Pain

"I don't like putting my pain in my work a lot," says painter Hertz Nazaire, who has Sickle Cell disease. "But it sneaks in there. It can't be helped."

Mixed Blessings

Multi-ethnic patients can have a harder time matching with a bone marrow donor. This nonprofit aims to change that.

MS and Sickle-Cell Can’t Keep This Motorcycle Mom Down

Rona Wiggins was told it was too dangerous for her to get pregnant. But there's more than one road to becoming a mom.

What It’s Like To Live With Sickle-Cell

The blood disorder, which primarily affects people of African descent, shows the ways in which racial prejudice can cause the health care system to break down.

Painting In Pain

Haiti-born artist Hertz Nazaire explains why he rejected commercial success in order to bring visibility to those, like him, suffering from Sickle-cell disorder.