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Are you a sickle cell carrier? Event aims to help you find out

May 24, 2019

6th Annual Walk for Sickle Cell Austin 

Ayanna Edmondson Director of Youth Programming for the Sickle Cell Association of Texas joined the program to speak about the education, research awareness and how the Sickle Cell Association of Texas is committed to outreach with support group meetings, assistance, and numerous services.  

Michael Loiacono has sickle cell disease, a condition diagnosed at birth. It causes normally disc-shaped red blood cells to instead be sickle-shaped -- causing a host of health issues. (CBS Austin)

World Sickle Cell Day

June 19, 2019

HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Did you know Texas has the largest sickle cell population of any state?
In addition to today being Juneteenth, it's also World Sickle Cell Day. While the inherited blood disorder continues to cause strokes in some carriers and unbearable pain, one organization is rallying to bring a positive light to the disease on this special day. 

Crystal Wickliffe and Carlyle Small join Fox 26 to share their experiences and spread awareness. 

Inside Austin

July 9, 2017 

FDA approves first new drug to treat sickle cell disease in more than 20 years

August 4, 2017

Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation in the News and Media

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