The genetics behind sickle cell disease

Living East Tennessee

The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as a “sickle cell warrior,” named Bryan Cody, who is fighting his disease like a champ! 

We sat down with his doctor, Dr. Shahid Malik, pediatric hematologist and oncologist to discuss what this disease looks like on a day-to-day basis, and why it’s so important for minorities to donate blood. 

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