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Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Did you know that September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, designated by Congress to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease? What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle cell disease, also called SCD is an inherited blood disorder in which red blood cells may become sickle-shaped and harden. About 1 in 13 African Americans carry the sickle cell trait, and many do not know they have it. Over 80% of sickle cell sufferers are black however, less than 3% of Blood donors are black. These gravely disproportionate numbers affect our community in unimaginable ways. Therefore, One Church and the South Carolina Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship have partnered with the American Red Cross for Sickle Cell Awareness Month in an effort to increase the blood supply of African-American Blood. 

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