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World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day will be observed this year on June 19, 2022.

On December 22nd, 2008, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution recognizing Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a public health concern. According to World Health Organization’s estimate, over 100 million people world-wide live with sickle cell.

Here in Canada, many remain oblivious to the existence of the disease, and yet the number of affected patients continues to grow. A National Sickle Cell Awareness Day will increase knowledge and open the door for a coordinated health plan for thousands living with the disease in our country.