September is National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month. Wednesday evening, the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon is hosting an educational and diversity workshop at Highlands Community Church (7600 NE Glisan St., Portand). This is an opportunity to help the public learn more about diagnosis and treatment of sickle cell disease.
As you will see from the attached agenda, they have a variety of speakers who can shed light on a variety of aspects — from information about the disease to the importance of diversity in clinical trials and helping ensure patients get proper care.
Below are the details:
WHO: Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
WHAT: Educational and diversity workshop to spread awareness of Sickle Cell disease as part of National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month
WHERE: 7600 NE Glisan St, Portland
WHEN: 7-8 p.m.
The event will have several knowledgeable speakers to help people understand diagnosis and treatment of Sickle Cell disease.
ABOUT SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects over 100,000 Americans — and millions worldwide. SCD is often identified with the African Americans, but it also frequents people of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and Mediterranean descent. According to the CDC, approximately 1% of children with SDC will die within the first 3 years of life — often from stroke and without warning. Some two million Americans are carriers of the sickle cell gene.
ABOUT THE SICKLE CELL ANEMIA FOUNDATION OF OREGON
The Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educating vulnerable populations and to encourage testing for the presence of this painful and life-threatening, but treatable disease.