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Juneteenth Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive
June 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - June 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
ON JUNE 17, 2022, THE SICKLE CELL ASSOCIATION OF KENTUCKIANA WILL PARTNER WITH THE RED CROSS TO CELEBRATE JUNETEENTH AND WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY ON JUNE 19, 2022. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT BY DONATING BLOOD FOR THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY SUFFERING FROM SICKLE CELL DISEASE. AFRICAN AMERICAN BLOOD IS CRITICALLY SHORT, AND WE MUST PROVIDE THE GIFT OF LIFE FOR OUR SICKLE CELL CHILDREN, FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FRIENDS. IN ADDITION, THE RED CROSS WILL PROVIDE ‘SICKLE CELL TRAIT TESTING’ TO DONORS.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SICKLE CELL STATUS? GET TESTED, GET EDUCATED, AND GET INVOLVED. YOU HOLD THEIR FUTURE.
I am trying to get the word out for this first time event. There has not been sickle cell trait testing offered to the public in over 30 years. All blood types are welcome for the drive, but African American blood limits the complications suffered by sickle cell patients. Treatments have been postponed or moved to acquire needed blood. The City’s rash of violence is also a contributing factor to the shortage. Please SHARE, SHARE, SHARE. If you have any air time available, please consider squeezing me in. Thanks in advance.