September is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Awareness Month

Sickle Cell disease is a genetic order characterized by periodic crises when sickle-shaped red blood cells clump together in the small vessels causing a variety of problems, including severe pain. Sickle cell facts;

- A child gets sickle cell disease when he or she receives two sickle cell genes

- 3,000 children are born with sickle cell disease each year

- An estimated 100,000 people live with Sickle Cell Disease inthe U.S. and millions are affected globally.

- While sickle cell is most common in African Americans, it is still present in other populations.

- A person with SCD can live a long and high quality life. More than 95% of newborns with SCD in the US will live to be adults.


7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Wrapping for a Cause

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we will be gift wrapping pink ribbon edition, keepsake blankets to donate to breast cancer survivors and to those going through treatment. We could not have

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Childhood Cancer Facts; - Each year in the U.S., an estimated 15,780 children aged 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer. - The average age of a childhood diagnosis is 6 years old. - Approximatley 1 in 285

The fight against childhood cancers

This past week I had the pleasure of touring the Pablove Foundation headquarters in Hollywood, California, one of 7 locations throughout the United States. Pablove is a pediatric cancer foundation th