Recipient Stories

Triplets' Journey with Sickle Cell Anemia

Triplets Raeleia, Raeginelle and Raelennia all deal with sickle cell anemia; Raeginelle and Raelennia both have the disease while their sister Raeleia has sickle cell trait. From six-months to 18 years old, Raeginelle and Raelennia each have received a transfusion every month. However, they currently do not receive routine transfusions to manage their disease.

Throughout their combined lifetime they have used over 500 blood units.