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Welcome to the Sickle Cell Center

For more than 50 years the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System has been a pioneer of sickle cell treatment and research. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with sickle cell disease and to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease.

Sickle Cell at the University of Illinois Hospital

"I lived all this life being told that I would die from this illness."

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The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at UI Health offers:

  • Pediatric and Adult Care
  • Acute care for uncomplicated pain crisis, an alternative to emergency room treatment
  • Transitional care (S.T.A.R. Clinic) – to ease the transition from pediatric to adult services
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Infusion and transfusion therapy
  • Pain management
  • Newborn screening and genetic counseling
  • Patient counseling
  • Sickle cell education and outreach
  • Support Groups - pediatric and adult
  • Access to national research studies

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Call 312.413.8666 or Click here for online appointment request.


1740 West Taylor Street, Suite 5E
Chicago IL, 60612

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