Today, the nurse on the pediatric unit has a 12-year-old, male patient who is newly diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. The parents of the patient are asking the nurse for more information on why anemia occurs in patients with this disease. Which of the following statements made by the parents indicate that teaching was successful?
"Anemia is an autoimmune reaction."
"Anemia results from hemolysis of red blood cells."
"This disease is characterized by sickle-shaped white blood cells."
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