Brooklyn Senator Kevin Parker , NY Blood Center and Healthy Warrior Mom
World Sickle Cell Day 10th Anniversary – Healthy Flow Blood Drive
Wednesday June 19th 2019 – World Sickle Cell Day
Sickle Cell Facts:
*SCD affects approximately 100,000 Americans. SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births. SCD occurs among about 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births. About 1 in 13 Black or African-American babies is born with sickle cell trait (SCT).
*Sickle Cell Disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Complications can include pain and other serious problems such infection, acute chest syndrome and stroke.
*Anemia is a very common complication of Sickle Cell Disease. With SCD, the red blood cells die early. This means there are not enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body.
*Blood transfusions are used to treat severe anemia.
*Sickle Cell patients sometimes receive monthly blood transfusions just to live a normal life.
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