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5K WALK-A-THON
SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018 7:30 A.M.
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
108 WEST 12TH AVENUE
HOMESTEAD, PA 15120

Highmark Community Walk May 12th.

Chicago Woman Becomes 1st Patient To Be Cured Of Sickle Cell Disease

A new drug for the treatment of complications
associated with SCD. Introduced by
Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc. in August 2017.

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Welcome!

This site is dedicated to providing information and identifying resources regarding sickle cell disease (SCD) education, treatment, research and psychosocial services.

We, the Sickle Cell Society, Inc., invite you to join us in understanding and seeking a cure for SCD through participation in events and other activities throughout the year.

As we continue our forty plus years of supporting those with sickle cell disease and their families, we will also continue to use Christian values as the cornerstone of our agency.

Therefore, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them …

Matthew 7:12

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 

Matthew 25:37-36

Please also go to ABOUT, which provides information, regarding our purpose and program.

Please push the donate button, which will provide information on how you can support our efforts. We thank you in advance for your support.

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What Is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. In SCD, the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.” People with SCD can live full lives and enjoy most of the activities that other people do. If you have SCD, it is important to learn how to stay as healthy as possible.

To find detailed information, regarding SCD and who does it affect, we strongly recommend the following link, which will connect you to the SCD section of the website from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/index.html

 

Data and Statistics

Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions of people throughout the world and is particularly common among those whose ancestors came from sub-Saharan Africa; Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere (South America, the Caribbean, and Central America); Saudi Arabia; India; and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy.

The exact number of people living with SCD in the U.S. is unknown.  CDC estimates of SCD in the United States:

 

Affects

Americans

1 out of

African-American Births

1 out of

Hispanic-American Births