My Sickle Cell APP
This is particularly needed, Sickle Cell News said in a press release, in regions such as sub-Sahara Africa where the blood disorder is endemic.
Called the My Sickle Care App, the Android-based tool enables patients to track and manage their disease to help improve their life quality. For example, patients can log pain episodes, blood transfusions, sleep patterns, and daily water intake.
The app also covers broader issues, such as career options, mental health, and nutrition.
According to the partners, patients and their family members may use the app to keep track of medications and receive alerts when it’s time to take them. In addition, they can use the application to remind them of upcoming medical appointments.
My Sickle Care App features a community section to help SCD patients globally connect and share views and experiences with each other. It also has frequently asked questions and resources sections, as well as educational videos aimed at heightening disease awareness while guiding patients and their parents and caregivers.
With the app, those with the blood disorder can instantly share personal data with clinicians to help their care team make informed treatment decisions.