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Listen: Why Don’t You Hear More About Sickle Cell Disease?

Jenny Gold, a Kaiser Health News senior correspondent, joined a panel of experts and patients to discuss sickle cell disease on “1A,” the national affairs radio show hosted by Joshua Johnson. The conversation on Feb. 5 tackled how discrimination may affect the level of attention sickle cell disease receives and why only two drugs exist to treat a problem that afflicts about 100,000 Americans.

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Gold’s earlier reporting on sickle cell disease:

Sickle Cell Patients Suffer Discrimination, Poor Care — And Shorter Lives Sickle Cell Patients, Families And Doctors Face A ‘Fight For Everything’

This story was produced by Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation.