World Sickle Cell Day- June 19th!

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Every year on the 19th of June we recognize World Sickle Cell day. This event was created to boost awareness and knowledge of Sickle Cell Disease. It is also designed to showcase the struggles of those who have SCD and their families. SCD is a disease that affects millions around the world. It is a potentially fatal disease that can be managed when proper treatment is available. To learn more about this disease, previous World SCD days, and what you can do to help visit the links below. This event is held on June 19th of each to year to commemorate the day on which the General Assembly of the United Nations officially decided to recognize SCD as a concern of public health. It is the hope of all SCD related organizations to increase public awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait. The links below provide information about SCD events and awareness campaigns. Please visit these links to learn more or contact the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership by emailing snhlsa@mnstate.edu or calling 218-477-2693.

http://www.who.int/en/

http://www.gosickle.com/

http://www.sicklecelldisease.org/

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