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David Swanson Finds Higher Life Expectancy at Birth for the U.S. Population with Sickle Cell Disease

Posted: 2/8/2021 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Regional Affiliate David Swanson finds that life expectancy at birth for the U.S. population with Sickle Cell Disease increased from 48 years in 2006 to nearly 60 years by 2016. This indicates that research has been effective in overcoming this painful, crippling condition that threatens the lives of approximately 100,000 Americans. If this research continues to be funded, Swanson argues that more improvements can be expected. For more details, see PAA’s Online Blog.

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