Soldiers, Athletes and people working out enjoying life and living their dream have collapsed and died from Exertional Sickling with Rhabdomyolysis.
*300 Million people Globally live with this gene and millions don’t know and are not aware of the risk factors and health complications associated with this inherited gene.
*Babies are still being born with sickle cell disorder or sickle cell anemia and some parents had no idea they were carriers.
*Many think it’s just African American who carry this gene when really it’s a bloodline gene not a race only gene. Caucasians, Mediterranean, European, Asian and Hispanic to name a few all have this gene in their bloodline.
*There are hundreds of other types of red blood cell conditions with out testing and a family planning process it’s possible to have a child with other types of blood disorders like Sickle Beta Thalassemia, Sickle Cell SC , Sickle Cell SD, SE and many more.
*Blood Transfusion and or Blood Exchanges are one of the few treatments for patients living with sickle cell which why it’s important for our Black and Brown communities to donate blood. Find a American Red Cross near you. .
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i Bead For Life is an Awareness Campaign create by a young man in Canada who lost a friend to Sickle Cell Disease. He reached out to me to help him share his vision to the world.
Sickle Cell Trait is a bloodline conversation not a race or color