So much of sickle cell history is embedded within black history. In honor of Black History Month we featured public historical figures who created an impact not only on the sickle cell community but within American history.
Valentine's Day ♥️ Sickle Cell Trivia
How many of these questions can you get correct?
We hosted a sickle cell trivia game on Instagram, in which the community answered the following questions to test their sickle cell smarts.
Here are three questions we asked. Do you know the answers to these?
Red blood cells in sickle cell disease typically live for how many days?
What country has the largest sickle cell disease population in the world?
Name one approved drug therapy available in the U.S. to treat sickle cell disease.
Answers to the questions above can be found at the end of the newsletter.
Sickle Cell + Racial Injustice
In our efforts to keep the conversation going regarding racial injustices within the sickle cell community, we invited Dr. Ahmar Zaidi to speak on racial and societal biases within the U.S. healthcare system against sickle cell disease patients.
Listen or watch this insightful conversation on The Sickle Cell Podcast.
Aging Well and Thriving with Sickle Cell
So many individuals living with sickle cell disease were given expirations dates from doctors – you know those "We'd be surprised if they live past ..." Here are three individuals who are living well and thriving with sickle cell disease well into their 60s.
As a Project Manager at SC101 she hopes to learn more about sickle cell disease and contribute to the progress of the sickle cell community.
As an admin I hope to add to the development of our sickle cell organization while learning more about sickle cell disorders.
Social Media and Content
Danya is excited to help Sickle Cell 101 with social media content and is looking forward to furthering the Sickle Cell 101 mission.
Answer to Valentine's Day ♥️ Sickle Cell Trivia Questions
– Red blood cells in sickle cell disease typically live for how many days? 10-20 days or less
– What country has the largest sickle cell disease population in the world? Nigeria
– Name one approved drug therapy available in the U.S. to treat sickle cell disease. Hydroxyurea, L-glutamine, Crizalizumab, Voxelotor