Thursday, May 19, 2011

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day - June 23-24, 2011

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cordially invite you to join us in the celebration of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day to be held June 23 - 24, 2011 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

The theme of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day:

Educate and Unite highlights the need to increase awareness of the global impact of sickle cell disease(SCD) and the importance of uniting global support for promoting and improving the health of persons with SCD through "increasing global action to reduce child mortality in SCD."

The celebration will begin on Thursday, June 23rd with a national press conference and private reception. It will culminate on Friday, June 24th with presentations by a number of SCD experts and panel discussions with several international representatives.

For more information and registration:


  1. P.Allen,
    First I respect the time you put into this blog to better educate the general population on what day to day life is like living with sickle cell disease. Most would not get this kind of insight unless it happened to them personally. Being featured as a Top Health Blogger I'm sure let you know you were making a difference too.
    I have some friends interested in a possible small advertising agreement with you (JRSmedical). Something as simple as a simple hyperlink, or even as a "Medical Resource" in the navigation of the page. They are a small company so they can only offord $10 a year or a one time fee of $50. They are also interested in guest posting on your blog from time to time on any topic you wish if you allow one small hyperlink at the bottom of the blog that links back to them.
    Let me know what options exist. Either way,keep up the hard work!! By the way, if you ever want to guest post at my "Medical Noise" website let me know and I will be happy to post anything up for you.

  2. Thanks Jason for your kind comments. I will think about advertising and I'll let you know about that.

    Also, I do have important information coming that I would like you to post on your blog. More info coming soon. Thanks

  3. We at Uganda Sickle Cell Rescue are preparing to commemorate the World Sickle Cell day in Uganda East Africa with a function at the Sickle Cell Clinic of the national Mulago Referral Hospital

    htt:// is our website

  4. God bless you Chris AND all the other hospitals and SC centers who are having events around the world.

    As "we" shine the light on SCD, the world will see more clearly. This will help our care, compassion and CURES.

    luv you all!!!!!