For many Black sickle cell patients, care must reach deeper

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 05, 2024 11:19 AM CT | Published: March 04, 2024 4:00 AM CT

Memphis is a hub for sickle cell treatment, attracting researchers from across the world. Black patients with the inherited blood disorder not only face chronic pain, but trauma beyond the doctor’s office.


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Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki

Aisling Mäki has spent the better part of two decades writing about Memphis. A former digital journalist for WMC Action News 5 and staff reporter for Memphis Daily News, her work has also appeared in The Commercial Appeal, High Ground News, I Love Memphis, Inside Memphis Business, The Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent, Memphis Magazine and Tri-State Defender. 


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