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City Hall Goes Red for Sickle Cell Awareness

Sickel Cell awareness

[COLUMBUS, OH] Led by Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, City Hall goes red for Sickle Cell Awareness Month on Monday, September 20, 2021.


Sickle Cell Awareness Illumination Ceremony
Monday, September 20, 2021
At the end of the Council meeting, estimated around 7:45p


Sickle cell anemia is an inherited red blood cell disorder that slows or blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to parts of the body. Those suffering from the disease experience symptoms, including severe pain, organ damage, disability and premature death. There's no cure for most people with sickle cell anemia.

"We must to continue to raise awareness about his disease and the treatments available," said Councilmember Tyson. "This is a lifelong battle, but we are making progress toward a brighter future for all."

Nationally, more than 100,000 people have the disease that disproportionately affects people of African-American, Indian, Central and South American, Middle Eastern, Caribbean and Mediterranean descent.