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Sickle Cell is an ancient disease that has affected the Riley family and dear friends. Like Tay-Sachs, Sickle Cell is a recessive genetic disorder that anyone can contract but primarily targets Black people worldwide.
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association says 1 out of 365 African American babies are born with the disease, and 1 in 12 have the trait. That's way too high.
Here are 3 organizations that are trying to cure Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell is an ancient disease that needs to be eradicated.
American Sickle Cell Anemia Association
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital- Sickle Cell Disease Treatment
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Every September remember Red Bows for Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness!