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World Sickle Cell Awareness Day 2018

It's another year, another battle.  Today is World's Sickle Cell Awareness Day.  This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to increase the awareness about the genetic disorder that can be cured and managed, it it diagnosed early.   Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disorder and even if one of the parents has it, the child is susceptible to the disease and may have one normal haemoglobin gene and one defective form of the gene. Thus, their…

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month

September marks the month of bringing awareness to this awful and hateful disease, Sickle Cell Disease. Today my post is for the families of the loved ones suffering with this disease.  Yes our loved ones are suffering but we are also suffering.  Yesterday I had a very tough day just thinking and speaking about it.  My loved one has been down for almost 3 months and this is the worst she has been.  I have another loved one fighting tooth…

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Today is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, not to be confused with Sickle Cell Awareness month which will be in September.  In 2008, the General Assembly of the United Nations recognized Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a public health concern and chose the 19th as the commemoration day.  SCD affects millions of people worldwide, both adults and kids and is a potentially fatal disease. It is a disease that causes the shape of red blood cells to change and become crescent-shaped.…

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.  Sickle Cell is the most common inherited blood disorder and it affects millions of people worldwide.  For those of you that are not aware, Sickle Cell Disease is a chronic disorder that causes pain all over, infections, organ failures and other tissue damage even skin infections and for some a loss of eyesight, blood clots and strokes.  Most sickle cell patients deal with constant debilitating pain that most often leads to hospitalization. Some…