World Sickle Cell Day.
sickle cell anemia is not a death sentence if properly managed. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia — a condition in which there aren't enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen throughout the body...Normally, the red blood cells are flexible and round, moving easily through the blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells become rigid and sticky and are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These irregularly shaped cells can get stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body.
It is estimated that a total number of 3.7million persons have died from sickle cell, and a total number of 1.8millons are currently living and battling with this disease, hence the need to sensitize the populace to forestall further occurrences, because when people know better, the act better.. #foosteeerinitiative