Sickle Cell Anemia Informative Speech Outline

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Sickle Cell Anemia a Negative and Positive
Taylor Martin
University of Missouri-Columbia
September 23, 2015

Sickle Cell Anemia a Negative and Positive
General Purpose: To inform my audience about Sickle Cell Anemia.
Specific Purpose: As a result of my speech, the audience will be informed about Sickle Cell Anemia and how it can affect people.
Central Idea: Sickle Cell Anemia has some negatives but, it can also be a positive in certain areas with the malaria virus.
In America 70,000 to with sickle cell trait
Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells. Many of you have probably heard of these dieses but, may not have heard the full details of the dieses. The ds in certain around
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Symptoms of sickle cell include, chronic pain, infection, swollen hands and feet and of course Anemia along with other serious symptoms.
1. However this symptom can vary from person to person and some have no symptoms at all.
B. Sadly, there is no cure for this disease.
1. However, there are treatments that can help with some of the symptoms such as, pain reliever, antibiotics, blood transfusions, and
C. As I mentioned earlier it is estimated that 3 million people in the United States have sickle cell trait. Sickle cell trait is different from having actual sickle cell.
D. For example, if someone has sickle cell trait and his partner has sickle cell trait they may produce a child with sickle cell disease.
E. People may not even realize that have sickle cell trait since they exhibit no symptoms
F. As a result, it is important that people get tested to see if they carry the trait.
G. So who does it affect well many people believe that this disease only affects people of African descent but, that is not true.
1. According to Children national sickle cell also affects people of Middle Eastern, Indian, Mediterranean and, Latin American heritage. (Transition: While there are many negatives as you’ve heard there is a

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