VCU Children’s Hospital To Host Twitter Chat with Sickle Cell Expert

The Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU will host a Twitter chat with a sickle cell expert at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

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The Twitter chat will feature India Y. Sisler, M.D., assistant professor in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Sisler will be available on Twitter to answer questions about sickle cell disease complications, medication management, treatment and bone marrow transplants.

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“Our sickle cell team cares for approximately 300 children and adolescents each year,” Sisler said. “We focus on treating the whole child, educating families and empowering our patients to successfully manage their sickle cell to limit complications.”

Patients, families, healthcare professionals and community members are invited to join the conversation. Participants are encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #VCUHealthChat to ask questions about sickle cell disease. Questions can also be submitted in advance if they are tweeted to @VCUHealth or @ChildrensRVA on Twitter.

Fadel Allassan, Staff Writer

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 9.11.49 PMFadel is a sophomore print journalism major. He is fluent in English and French and enjoys writing about politics. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

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