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Mariah J. Scott: Write Your Own Story, a sickle cell warrior fights for motherhood


​Mariah J. Scott was told by doctors that she shouldn't have children because of her sickle cell disease. She thought her dreams of motherhood were doomed. But that didn't stop Mariah from writing her own story.

She is a self-described Sickle Cell Warrior, epidemiologist and patient advocate working to change how the world and healthcare providers see sickle cell patients. In this powerful story, Mariah shares her journey through self-advocacy, pain crises and pregnancy.

She encourages other people with sickle cell not to let their disease take away their dreams but rather to envision the life they want. Her joy is a beacon of light for other sickle cell warriors in her community, both in her hometown in New Jersey and around the world.

"I have sickle cell. Sickle cell doesn't have me," she says.

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is working to support the management of sickle cell disease and better access to care by sponsoring research such as the recent study: Managing sickle cell disease and related complications in pregnancy: results of an international Delphi Panel. 

Read the study here.​


About Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies 
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies (Terumo BCT) is a medical technology company. Our products, software and services enable customers to collect and prepare blood and cells to help treat challenging diseases and conditions. Our employees worldwide believe in the potential of blood and cells to do even more for patients than they do today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers. Terumo BCT's customers include blood centers, hospitals, therapeutic apheresis clinics, cell collection and processing organizations, researchers and private medical practices. Our customers are based in over 150 countries. We have 750+ granted patents, with more than 150 additionally pending. We have global headquarters in Lakewood, Colorado, along with four regional headquarters, seven manufacturing sites and five research and development centers across the globe. Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a subsidiary of Terumo Corporation (TSE: 4543), a global leader in medical technology.​


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