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National Sickle Cell Awareness
September 24, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Celebrate National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
Sickle Cell Association of Kentuckiana
What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
The cause of SCD is a defective gene called a sickle cell gene. In the United States, most people with SCD are African Americans; about 1 in 13 African American babies are born with sickle cell trait, and about 1 in every 365 African American children are born with sickle cell disease. SCD is most common among people whose ancestors were from sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Saudi Arabia, India, and the Mediterranean.
Come learn the facts about Sickle Cell Disease