World Sickle Cell Day
World Sickle Cell Day is observed annually on June 19th to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD)
Understanding Sickle Cell Disease
These irregular blood cells can cause blockages in blood vessels, leading to pain, organ damage, and a range of complications.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes sickle cell disease as a major public health issue and has called for increased efforts to improve its prevention, treatment, and management.
World Sickle Cell Day serves as a platform to educate the public about the disease, its impact, and the challenges faced by individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease.
New treatments and therapies aim to manage symptoms, reduce complications, and improve the quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell disease.
World Sickle Cell Day highlights the importance of support networks, both for individuals with sickle cell disease and their families.
Gene therapies, such as gene editing and gene therapy approaches, hold promise for potential cures in the future.