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September 17, 2020

Sickle Cell patient awaits treatment

So what's all the fuss about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) being on the map now? Well we are less than two months away from the election so that may have something to do with it. The White House recently elevated the importance of SCD as a health issue and President Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation on August 31, 2020 to that effect. September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. And on this past Monday, September 14, 2020 First Lady Melania Trump hosted a White House roundtable discussion: "Improving the Lives of Americans with Sickle Cell Disease," in recognition of National Sickle...



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