As of July 2011 a World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) website was created and all information we posted here was transferred to: http://Worldsicklecellday.webs.com/
This World Sickle Cell Day website will ONLY be used to post Global WSCD activities.
By year, you will be able to view pictures of activities/events and read the announcement or reviews about the events. We will also have an organization page for names and website addresses of those who held the World Sickle Cell Day activity/events.
Please send your information for posting to Nita Thompson, AA4SCDAwareness@aol.com. Thank you.
A United Nations resolution made June 19 World Sickle Cell Day, to promote awareness because “Sickle Cell is a Global Health Problem!”
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We invite you to our World Sickle Cell Day (WSCD) Cell-a-brations that take place the Saturday after Fathers Day, until June 19th falls on a Saturday!
All Persons Diagnosed, Families and Supporters.
All SoCal Sickle Cell Originations: We request that at least two members from each organization be present to speak directly about your organization, what you do, etc. and to assist us put this event on. SoCal has the oldest Sickle Cell Origination in the Nation, the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of California (SCDFC). All SC organizations are struggling to stay afloat and many in other states have closed. Sickle Cell disease is the most under served disease and its organizations are the most under supported!
Churches and Groups: We request one representative from your Administration, Health Ministry or Committee attend as well as a commitment from at least two of your members one to donate blood and one to register as a marrow donor.
Medical/ER Facilities: We request one Administrator,
Educators: We request that at least one Special Education employee from each SoCal school district attend, so you can take back what you learn to share with your fellow educators. Educating some children diagnosed with Sickle Cell gets misunderstood and leads to many school challenges.
Local and National Officials and Representatives: We request you or a staff member(s) to be present. We need or leaders to know about the state of Sickle Cell for assistance and to advocate for our SC Community.
Media: We request that your news department team member(s) be present. We need you to coverage this event and help get the word out about the state of Sickle Cell.
The public at large: We request that you join us to learn the truth about sickle cell, blood and marrow/stem cell and cord blood donations. We need you to help persons diagnosed with SC to live!
Community members need everyone who can to donate your life saving blood and register your marrow to cure someone within your same race who is diagnosed with Sickle Cell, etc.
The ignorance of Sickle Cell has lead to the ignoring of Sickle Cell. This must change. Become a part of the knowing and save a life. Attached is an RSVP Registration Form and flyer. Please forward this accordingly.
We look forward to your presence and participation in World Sickle Cell Day.
Nita Thompson, Chair
(323) 750-1087 · AA4SCDAwareness@aol.com