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World Sickle Cell Day

In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO)  designated June 19 as World Sickle Cell Awareness Day (commonly called World Sickle Cell Day).

It is a day which aims to increase public knowledge and provide an understanding of sickle cell, and the challenges experienced by patients, their families and caregivers.

Sickle cell is the most common genetic disorder in the world. The WHO estimates that nearly 100 million people worldwide, are living with sickle cell. 

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