This #WomensHistoryMonth, we are highlighting prominent women who have made lasting contributions to the SCD community. #WomenInMedicine #WomensHistoryMonth

Meet Dr. Helen M. Ranney, physician and hematologist. Born in 1920, Dr. Ranney dedicated her work to researching blood disorders. Her groundbreaking work on sickle cell anemia included the first description of abnormal blood cell structure and genetic factors, earning her the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Achievement Award in 1972. Dr. Ranney was also the first woman president of the Association of American Physicians. Let’s take a moment to celebrate Dr. Ranney for the work she has done on behalf of the sickle cell community!