Hey everyone, the month of September has been noted as Sickle Cell Awareness month. So for everyone out there doing all these challenges and really don’t even know where their money is going, why don’t you challenge yourself to give some blood. They are always in need of blood and all types too. The American Red Cross all around the nation is conducting blood drives, so be a sport and donate some blood for this month.
Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects as many as 100,000 people in the U.S. Many of these patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to help reduce the risk of stroke, damage to major organs and other complications that can arise as a result of sickle cell disease.
For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.