World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

June 19, 2017

From "Mon 19th Jun, 2017 will be...World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through...The date was chosen to commemorate the day on which a resolution was officially adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations, recognising SCD as a public health concern...SCD affects millions of people around the world, including both adults and children. It is a potentially fatal disease and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the main causes of premature death amongst children under the age of five in various African countries." AACC's Lab Test Online will support this awareness effort by sharing information on sickle cell and related tests throughout the month of June.

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