Sickle Cell Disease
30 for Sickle Cell | In September raise awareness about Sickle Cell

Help Raise Awareness About Sickle Cell This September (SCD Day 1)

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Sickle Cell is a genetic blood disorder that affects over 20 million people worldwide. Instead of a person’s red blood cells being round they are shaped like a banana. When the misshapen blood cells stick together they cause a person to have complications like immense pain, stroke, organ failure, and more. Therefore during the entire month of September I raise awareness about sickle cell disease.

It’s Personal

Eleven years ago my daughter was diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. Since her diagnosis, I have been learning all that I can about the disease. This September, I am trying to Be the Match increase their registry of black donors, which is why I need your help.

Text SC3Carley to 61474 to join the Be The Match Registry

Raise Awareness About Sickle Cell Be a Cure

Be The Match is looking for African Americans who are between the ages of 18 and 44 years old. The process is simple, they are only asking for one cheek swab. Ironically, with one swab they can determine if your bone marrow can save a patient’s life. Register here: join.bethematch.org/SC3Carley or Text SC3Carley to 61474 to take the first step to being someone’s cure. Sign up for a Swab Kit and become a marrow donor today. This small act could help save someone’s life. The process only takes 10 Minutes.

A list of Sickle Cell Events Going on this Month:

(This events are encouraged by the SCDAA)

October Events

Other events:

A Resource for Children Growing Up with Sickle Cell Disease

“A Sickle Cell Coloring Book for Kids” was created to help provide education and support for families who have children living with the disease. Buy the book on Amazon: bit.ly/scdcoloringbook

This book was approved by the Sickle Cell Community Consortium Doctor’s Panel.

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