Sickle Cell Awareness

This is an important Wellness Wednesday conversation. You may not hear a lot about it, unless it affects you or someone you care about. But sickle cell disease is still very much around. According to the CDC, it impacts more than 100-thousand Americans, mostly people of color. This is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and we’re going to take a detailed look at this disease, what it is, how it’s treated and how those who have it, live with it.

Resources: Howard University Hospital’s Annual ‘Stomp Out Sickle Cell Move-On’ Event Postponed Until Saturday, Sept. 30th. You can still register using the link below.

Part 1

Part 2

Dr. James Taylor, VI, Director, Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease
Ashanti Jean Claude, Howard University Sophomore, Sickle Cell Patient