Sickle Cell at UI Health

For more than 50 years, UI Health has been a pioneer in sickle cell research and treatment. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with sickle cell and reduce the prevalence and mortality of the disease.

Today, UI Health has cured 40 patients of sickle cell disease through stem cell transplantation — 27 from matched sibling donors, 13 with half-matched relative donors.

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Kamia came to UI Health to receive the stem cell transplant that cured her sickle cell disease. Her This is Personal video shows how much that changed her life.

Sickle Cell at the University of Illinois Hospital

"The care I received here was amazing. It’s just great to live life.”

A Comprehensive Approach to Sickle Cell Disease

Patients in our Sickle Cell Program have access to a number of supportive services, including:

The Sickle Cell Program at UI Health is the largest in the Midwest, providing individualized care for pediatric, transitional, and adult patients. Our hematologists and oncologists work to help patients with health maintenance and pain management, including blood infusion and transfusion therapies and stem cell transplantation.

  • Social Services
  • Education and Outreach 
  • Support Groups
  • National research studies

Sickle Cell Clinic Hours, Locations, and Contact Information