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Ipek Turkekole visiting her mother's home. Turkekole suffers from sickle cell disease and is treated with a routine of regular exchange blood transfusions during which a portion of her blood is drained, the sickled cells separated from the blood plasma, and then the plasma is reinfused together with healthy red blood cells from a donor. This treatment allows Turkekole to work and lead a fairly normal life.