Sickle Cell Research at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia



The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is on the verge of a cure for sickle cell disease. One in 375 African American newborns are born with the disease, with an expected lifespan of 42 years.

Freda Lewis-Hall and TLC’s “T-Boz” Discuss Sickle Cell Disease on The Doctors


The Doctors speak about sickle cell disease, a blood disorder that primarily affects African Americans, and the genetic trait linked to the disease. She and The Doctors are joined by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, of the musical group TLC, who lives with the condition.