September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Blood Drive
Photo credit Hope Lutheran Church

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month!

As Sickle Cell Awareness Month kicks off this September, the American Red Cross is teaming up with organizations in the Black community to rally blood donors who are Black to support patients with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S., mostly affecting patients of African descent who may require frequent blood transfusions throughout their lifetime. Seasonal changes can trigger pain crises for those battling sickle cell disease — possibly increasing the need for lifesaving blood transfusions.

Join the TOP Ladies of Distinction, Inc- Prince George's County Chapter, The Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc and WPGC for SAW X: BLOOD drive on Friday, September 22nd, 2023 at Hope Lutheran Church in Clinton. Roll up your sleeves with Poet as she will be broadcasting live from the Blood drive! You will be giving blood to the Red Cross for a GREAT cause!

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Hope Lutheran Church