1 OUT OF EVERY 365
Sickle Cell Disease OCCURS AMONG ABOUT 1 OUT OF EVERY 365 BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN BIRTHS.
1 in 13 have sickle cell trait.
What's In Your Genes?
Sickle Cell Awareness Matters
Did you know that sickle cell disease (SCD)is a genetic blood disorder that affects millions of people throughout the world?
Although SCD is most common among African Americans in the United States, it can also affect Hispanics and people whose ancestors come from countries in South Asia (such as India), southern Europe (such as Greece and Italy), and the Middle East (such as Saudi Arabia and Lebanon).
Help break the cycle of sickle cell disease. Get tested, know your sickle cell trait status. Support sickle cell disease awareness, education, and prevention.