This #WomensHistoryMonth, we are highlighting prominent women who have made lasting contributions to the SCD community. #WomenInMedicine #WomensHistoryMonth
Meet Dr. Angella Dorothea Ferguson, a pediatrician and sickle cell pioneer. Born in 1925, Dr. Ferguson dedicated her life to researching sickle cell disease, an unknown condition at the time. Her groundbreaking work led to the development of a blood test for infants, which is now the standard in most states. Thanks to her research, we better understand which symptoms to look for in children and can start treating sickle cell earlier. Thanks to Dr. Ferguson for the work she has done on behalf of our community!