Blood Cancer Awareness Month {September}

Due in large part to the Lymphoma Research Foundation's (LRF) Advocacy Program, September was designated as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in 2010 by the United States Congress. Since then, LRF has been a leader in raising public awareness about lymphoma and Blood Cancer Awareness Month, not only during the month of September but throughout the year.     Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when lymphocytes--white blood cells that help protect the body from … [Read more...]

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month celebrated September!

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month Sickle-cell disease (SCD), or sickle-cell anaemia (SCA) or drepanocytosis, is a hereditary blood disorder, characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells' flexibility and results in a risk of various complications. The sickling occurs because of a mutation in the haemoglobin gene. Individuals with one copy of the defunct gene display both normal and abnormal haemoglobin. This is an example of … [Read more...]

Children with Red Blood Cell Disorders – Toy & Food Drive ~ Take Action !!!

Greetings To All, SCMN Holiday Giving Toy and Food Drive Donation Benefiting children with Red Blood Cell Disorders Sickle-cell disease (SCD), or sickle-cell anaemia (or anemia, SCA) or drepanocytosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic blood disorder with overdominance, characterized by red blood cells that assume an abnormal, rigid, sickle shape. Sickling decreases the cells' flexibility and results in a risk of various complications. The sickling occurs … [Read more...]

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