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National Sickle Cell Awareness Month: Patient Education Day

  • 14 September 2017
  • Inside CHAM,News

Our Division of Hematology, Oncology and Marrow and Blood Cell Transplantation at our Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) hosts sickle cell survivors and their families for an annual event that allows them together to learn and grow together.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited condition that affects approximately 70,000-100,000 Americans. Congress has designated September as “National Sickle Cell Awareness Month” to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of the disease.

One of every 400 African-American children and one of every 1,250 Hispanic American children are born with sickle cell anemia that can result in recurrent, painful episodes called sickle cell crises.

The disease also results in increased vulnerability to infections, organ damage, and early death. The CHAM event is one way we’re working to empower patients with enhanced education, access and resources.

  • Sickle Cell Awareness Event
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