The Metropolitan Seattle Sickle Cell Task Force is a grassroots community-based organization committed to helping people with Sickle Cell Disease in our local community
METROPOLITAN SEATTLE SICKLE CELL TASK FORCE
Providing life-enhancing education, services and programs for individuals living with sickle cell disease.
Sickle Cell & COVID-19
“Based on the recommendations from the CDC, children with sickle cell disease in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties should work with their school on a plan that allows distance learning. Individuals that live outside of those counties should refer to their local Department of Health for further guidance.
Sickle Cell disease does not impact the body’s ability to fight viral infections. It is really bacterial infections that we worry about. But, just as with rhinovirus or influences, a viral infection can cause sickling, pain, splenic sequestration, and acute chest syndrome.
During this tough time it is really important to remember the basics: Hydrate! Get plenty of sleep. Wash your hands. Eat healthy. It is also important to find joy in the day; play with your children, take your dog for a walk, practice yoga, laugh, listen to joyful music. It is important to stay informed, but also really important for mental health to give yourself breaks from the news and social media.
Please check in with your healthcare team sooner rather than later if you develop fever, cough, chest pain, or difficulty breathing”
From our local medical providers – Seattle
Contact Numbers for Local Clinics
Mary Bridge Hospital: 253-403-3481. (Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 4:00 pm) After-hours pager: 253-594-9578
Seattle Children’s Hospital: 206-987-2000 (Sickle Cell Team: 206-987-7263)
Seattle Cancer Care: 206-606-1621
We rely on donors like you to continue to help our community. Each donation is tax-deductible and goes directly to helping our efforts.