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Issues in Black Health: Sickle Cell Disease

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Sickle cell anemia is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting about 72,000 Americans or 1 in 500 African Americans. SCA is characterized by episodes of pain, chronic hemolytic anemia and severe infections, usually beginning in early childhood. Join us as we speak with Sis. Shirley Miller, a representative of The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Inc., to enlighten us ALL to this affliction affecting SO many of our people throughout the diaspora. Spread the word!