AUSTIN (KXAN) — September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle cell disease is when red blood cells contort into a sickle shape. Infections, pain and fatigue are symptoms of sickle cell disease, according to doctors.

Dr. Alicia Chang, a pediatric hematologist at Dell Children’s Medical Center, talks with KXAN about sickle cell anemia and the ongoing research to help “sickle cell warriors.”

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