September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Bringing Attention and Focus to Research and Treatment
September 10, 2020
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In 1983, Congress designated the month of September to help bring attention and focus to Sickle Cell research and treatment. The theme for this year's celebration is Sickle Cell Matters. Across the country, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and its local chapters will host various events including fundraisers, blood drives, walks and virtual programs to bring awareness to the community.
Now you may ask the question what exactly is Sickle Cell Disease or Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell Disease; it is an inherited blood disorde...