Sickle Cell Disease
Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Patients from the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center share stories of hope and inspiration.

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Carla Howard of Cincinnati advocates for sickle cell patients.

Carla Howard shares her journey of living with sickle cell disease and how she works to make a difference for the next generation of patients. (Learn more about Carla.) Punam Malik, MD, director of the Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, explains the basics of sickle cell disease and how it affects the body. Malik also discusses work in her lab on a one-time, potentially curative investigational gene therapy called ARU-1801.

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