June 19th is World Sickle Cell Day. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affect millions of people worldwide. SCD can cause pain and other serious problems such as infection, vision loss, and stroke, and can lead to lifelong disabilities and reduce average life expectancy. We invite you to join us in raising awareness by reading and sharing our SCD resources including our Webinar with Dr. Kim Smith-Whitely, link below:
Also, be sure to visit CDC.gov to view new resources for patients and providers related to Sickle Cell Disease.