Shedding Light on Sickle Cell Disparities
In this episode we discuss how structural racism like underfunded research, inadequate care, and misconceptions about sickle cell disease have hindered treatment advancements. We cover a story of how the fragmented healthcare system can cause more harm for SCD patients.
And we highlight Sick Cells, an advocacy organization elevating the voices of the sickle cell community to influence positive change.
Visit the Sick Cells website to learn about their advocacy efforts, join their ambassador program, share your story, and to donate so they can better serve the sickle cell community.
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