World Sickle Cell Day (June 19)

World Sickle Cell Day (June 19)

  • June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day.
  • Sickle cell disease is a genetic condition that affects the body’s red blood cells, where the red blood cells become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle.”
  • Visit the OMH sickle cell disease initiative website to learn more about the latest advances, access resources, and learn about initiatives that are helping to improve the quality of life for people living with this disease.

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