Did you know that : More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia. And about 2 million Americans — including 1 in 12 African Americans — have sickle cell trait, which means they carry a single gene for the disease and can pass this gene along to their children, but do not have the disease itself.
Come to the edge with me this Sunday at 3pm PST 5pm CST or 6pm EST as we talk about Sickle Cell Disease and Bone Marrow Transplants with student, mother and Sickle Cell activist Ms. Rena Bishop.
What is Sickle Anemia:
Sickle cell anemia (uh-NEE-me-uh) is the most common form of sickle cell disease (SCD). SCD is a serious disorder in which the body makes sickle-shaped red blood cells. “Sickle-shaped” means that the red blood cells are shaped like a crescent.