Sickle Cell Disease

About Sickle Cell Disease

Posted by on October 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Discovered in the United States over 100 years ago, sickle cell disease (SCD) statistics are staggering.  In the US, one in 2,500 newborn babies has the disease and approximately 54,000 babies are born each year with sickle cell trait. There are approximately 80,000 Americans with sickle cell disease and 3.5 million with sickle cell trait more »

Bone Marrow & Blood Donors Needed

Posted by on October 10, 2012 at 9:13 am

Did you know that 55% of all people who register to become a bone marrow DON’T donate? While donors have the right to change their minds, a late decision to not donate can be life-threatening to a patient. Thousands of patients with sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases are in need of a bone marrow more »