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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day
Friday, June 19, 2020

Wellness Advocate and pharmacist Dr. Lametra Scott works passionately and selflessly, advocating for the sickle cell community. Sickle cell disease, a genetic blood disorder, affects millions of people throughout the world. Without proper care and prevention, the disease causes severe pain, organ damage, serious infections, stroke, and even death.

Dr. Scott realized that by promoting and providing sickle cell disease awareness, education, and service, she creates the opportunity to turn something negative for her family into something positive for others. That’s why, in 2015, she founded a nonprofit organization, Breaking the SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation, Inc.

For more information on sickle cell disease and Breaking the SSickle Cell Cycle Foundation, Inc., visit www.btsscycle.org.