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By Clifton R Kirkman II
Telegram Reporter 

Shine the Light on World Sickle Cell Day, June 19th


We all should be shining our light on June 19th for World Sickle Cell Day.There are many challenges that patients, their families and caregivers experience. Officially designated, as the international awareness day, the goal is to increase public knowledge and understanding of Sickle Cell Disease. If you are asking yourself the question, "What is Sickle Cell?" or saying to yourself, "I've heard of it but, I am not sure what it means", this is the perfect time to educate yourself on the illness.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that affects the red blood cells within the b...

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