Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, and affects millions of people worldwide.
Every September, people living with SCD, their caregivers, advocates, healthcare providers, and others come together to bring awareness to the disease and dispel the myths and stigmas surrounding it. The month also brings attention to the ongoing need for research, better care practices, new treatments, and an eventual cure. Read the President’s Proclamation.
SCD Facts & Statistics:
Join NHLBI as we observe Sickle Cell Awareness Month 2021 with the overarching theme “Advancing Sickle Cell Disease Research.”
Each week we’ll be highlighting different areas NHLBI-supported research.
Use the resources below to help you raise awareness about SCD and share how research has advanced.