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Healthy living with sickle cell disease

People with sickle cell disease can live full lives. The Centers for Disease Control recommends these tips to help you stay as healthy as possible.

  • Find the best medical care 
  • Get regular check-ups
  • Prevent infections
  • Learn healthy habits
  • Look for clinical studies
  • Get support

VCU Health support groups

Often, the best support is right in your community. We offer:

  • Transition Support Group – open to patients ages 14 to 25 as they move from our pediatric to adult clinics
  • Monthly support groups

Additional sickle cell resources

The Centers for Disease Control offers materials to help you with sickle cell at every stage: