Sickle Cell Disease
SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round, and they move through small blood vessels to carry oxygen to all parts of the body. In someone who has SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”. The sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Also, when they travel through small blood vessels, they get stuck and clog the blood flow. This can cause pain and other serious problems such infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke.
Living with SCD
LeMed Pharmacy has extensive experience providing support services for patients living with SCD. We will work closely with your healthcare provider to meet your needs. Some SCD medications can be costly, but we will work with your insurance company to obtain prior authorizations (if applicable) to have them covered under your benefit plan, and/or work with you to connect you to support groups and financial assistance programs as needed.
LeMed Specialty Pharmacy is committed to helping remove all barriers to your treatment. Our team, including our Clinically trained Pharmacists are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To best support you, we offer free blister packing to promote adherence, refill reminder calls from our team of Patient Care Coordinators, financial assistance, and free delivery service.