It’s Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, and St. Jude is home to the only research program in the nation focused solely on children. Pioneering treatments developed at St. Jude are helping more kids live longer, healthier lives.
Did you know?
- Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder affecting red blood cells that can cause anemia, pain, organ damage and even death. The disease affects one in 375 African-Americans and some people of Hispanic, Mediterranean and Native American descent.
- St. Jude has one of the largest sickle cell disease programs in the country with more than 800 patients. St. Jude is one of the largest publishers of educational literature for sickle cell disease written for parents, children, educators and healthcare professionals.
- St. Jude was the first institution to cure sickle cell disease with a bone marrow transplant in the 1980s.
Below is an infographic that can help you educate others about sickle cell disease and the role St. Jude plays in finding cures. Use it in email, on a blog or print it out.
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