How Our Work Matters

Since our founding in 1979, our organization has helped thousands of people understand how to live with the disease/trait, which affects 1 in 12 African-Americans but is not limited to just that ethnic group.

Millions of people throughout the world are affected with Sickle Cell disease which is why hospitals in the United States screen all newborn babies.   Sickle Cell is common among individulas whose ancestors are from sub-Saharan Africa, Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere (South America, Cuba, and Central America), Saudi Arabia, India, and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy.


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