Sickle cell patients in need of African American blood donors
on March 5, 2012
Sickle Cell Anemia can be a debilitating disease that affects 1 in 400 African Americans. The prevalence of this genetically transmitted condition has lost a lot of notoriety since its heyday back during the civil right’s movement.
Although science has made the disease a lot less futile for people who suffer from it, the need for blood is worse than ever. For Black History Month, Blood Centers of the Pacific held a blood drive to raise awareness for sickle cell and the urgent need for blood.
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