Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.
Poster Child 2015-2017
The Sickle Cell Poster Child for 2015-2017 is 10-year old Eliezer Washington. He hails from Suwanee, Georgia and is a fifth grader at Walnut Grove Elementary School.
Eliezer is the youngest son of Tandua and Gershom Washington Sr. and has one sibling, Gershom Washington Jr.
“Ieshea Thomas, a Chicago woman, is the first adult to be cured of sickle cell disease with a chemotherapy-free procedure at UI Hospital.” Click HERE to read the entire article….
As is the reality for many children with Sickle Cell Disease, extended hospitalizations are far too common. Recently while hospitalized, 11-year old Tian discovered that toys and games for the hospitalized children had been stolen. Tain decided to launch a campaign to raise money to replace the games and toys by selling t-shirts. His campaign is designed to not only generate funds but to raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease. His goal is to sell 50 shirts for “Raising Funds to Donate Toys to Children with Sickle Cell who have Extended Stay at the Children’s Hospital”.
You can help Tain reach is goal. Follow this link www.booster.com/stopthepainsicklecell and donate or purchase a t-shirt. You can also help him by sending the link to your family and friends and posting on Facebook.
Project Healthy Grandparents (PHG) is a FREE community service research project of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for families in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren in parent-absent homes within DeKalb and Fulton Counties.
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Sickle cell anemia is increasing worldwide, and more than 400,000 babies will be born with the hereditary blood disorder in 2050, according to a new study.
In sickle cell anemia, red blood cells shaped like sickles, or crescent moons, can get stuck in small blood vessels around the body, blocking the flow of blood and oxygen.
The number of newborns with the disease is likely to increase from about 305,800 in 2010 to about 404,200 in 2050, researchers determined, using estimated country rates of sickle cell anemia and information on projected birth rates.
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The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has more about sickle cell anemia<http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sca/>.
The CDC has recently updated their Sickle Cell Disease National Resource Directory. The directory is a listing of national agencies, specialty care centers, and community-based organizations that provide services and resources for people affected by sickle cell disease (SCD).
The interactive map of the directory is available at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/map/map-nationalresourcedirectory.html.
The directory is available as a PDF version at http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/freematerials.html