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SCDAA announces new teen ambassador

HANOVER, Md.—Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) named 14-year-old Ayana Lee Johnson the 2021-2023 SCDAA National Teen Ambassador. She was selected through a nationwide competition formerly known as the Poster Child Contest that started in 1976. Her reign will begin with an official coronation during SCDAA’s Annual National Convention Oct. 12-16. In her role…

Ahoy, Seadogs! Why Pyrates Confraternity Identifies With Sickle Cell Awareness

An international organization, the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) has a dedicated medical arm which provides free medical services to needy populations around the world. Sickle Cell falls under this spectrum. On several occasions in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and other Nigerian cities, NAS has conducted or collaborated in SCD awareness campaigns and walks.…

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day and Thalassemia Awareness Day Bill 255 Becomes Law

“I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet with Lanre – Founder of the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario – when I was first elected, to learn more about how much of an impact this disease causes for so many people in our communities,” said Khanjin.

International Thalassaemia Day 2021

On International Thalassaemia Day, TIF shines a light on the striking health inequalities that affect the global thalassaemia community, further accentuated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. NICOSIA, May 5, 2021/Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) – Marking International Thalassaemia Day on 8 May, the Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) gives voice to countless individuals with thalassaemia all over the world…