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Aurora's Light
This blog is set up as a preliminary start to a future Sickle Cell Awareness Organization for Westchester County called Aurora's Light. Our purpose is to educate, support, and provide resources and awareness to individuals and families living wit...
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    What can I do to help? Get tested and know your trait status Help raise awareness by talking about sickle cell disease to family, friends and associates Become a blood donor and, if allowed, designate your donation to a hospital that serves sickle cell patients Volunteer with your local Sickle cell Community organization for camps, program, health fairs and other activities for the kids Donate to ...
    Frequently Asked Questions 1. What is Sickle Cell Disease? a. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disorder that affects red blood cells. People with Sickle Cell Disease have red blood cells that become hard and pointed instead of soft and round. Sickle cells cause anemia, pain and many other problems. 2. What is Sickle Cell Trait? b. If you've sickle cell trait, you have inherited the gene for...
    Facts about Sickle Cell Disease in the United States -source: Sickle Cell Disease Association of America- 1. Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder which constitutes a global health problem. 2. Approximately 100, 000 Americans are living with the disease. 3. One in every 500 African Americans and one in every 36, 000 Hispanic Americans is born with Sickle Cell Disease. 4. Many more Ame...