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As part of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, Beverley Francis-Gibson, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. served as host of the 8th annual Sickle Cell Disease Therapeutics Conference on September 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

As part of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month, Beverley Francis-Gibson, president and CEO of the Baltimore-based Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. served as host of the 8th annual Sickle Cell Disease Therapeutics Conference on September 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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Sickle Cell Disease Association Making Strides In Blood Disorder Awareness

Despite its prevalence, the medical community still has difficulty understanding the illness. Experts say most people lack essential awareness of the inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 100,000 people in the United States.