World Sickle Cell Day – Worldwide
June 19, 2018 - June 19, 2018. 12:00 am - 11:59 pm.
World Sickle Cell Day commemorates the day on which the General Assembly of the United Nations officially adopted a resolution recognizing sickle cell disease as a global health concern. Sickle cell disease affects millions of children and adults around the world. Sickle cell disease can be life threatening and is recognized as, in fact, one of the main causes of premature death for children under the age of five in Africa. In the U.S. sickle cell disease can negatively impact quality of life for both individuals affected and their family members. But individuals with sickle cell disease can thrive, as well, in the face of so many obstacles.
The Sickle Cell Center at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland honors the people with sickle cell disease, their families, and communities that we serve. We are a Center of Excellence in the provision of comprehensive care, in innovative research and in our focus to improve the lives of people with sickle cell disease both nationally and internationally.