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Heart of Gold Blood Drive: July 30 2020
June 30 - July 31
Join the Heart of Gold foundations effort in closing the sickle cell gap with your lifesaving blood donation. Questions? Please use our contact page to reach one of our representatives.
What is Sickle Cell
Sickle cell anemia is one of a group of disorders known as sickle cell disease. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder in which there aren’t enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout your body.
Normally, the flexible, round red blood cells move easily through blood vessels. In sickle cell anemia, the red blood cells are shaped like sickles or crescent moons. These rigid, sticky cells can get stuck in small blood vessels, which can slow or block blood flow and oxygen to parts of the body.
There’s no cure for most people with sickle cell anemia. But treatments can relieve pain and help prevent complications associated with the disease.