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Sep 13 2016

Wristbands To Support Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

Raise Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease with Custom Wristbands

It’s estimated that 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United States are affected by a group of disorders known as Sickle Cell Disease. September is a nationally recognized Sickle Cell Awareness month, and red is typically associated with sickle cell awareness. Custom sickle cell wristbands can be used as part of awareness campaigns or events. Perfect to raise awareness or as fundraising tools, silicone bracelets help get your message out to a large audience.

What is Sickle Cell?

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have unhealthy red blood cells that become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped farm tool called a “sickle”. Sickle cells die early, which causes a constant shortage of red blood cells. Sickle cells can get stuck in small blood vessels and block the flow of blood and oxygen to organs in the body, causing repeated episodes of severe pain, organ damage, serious infections, or even stroke. Here are some important facts about sickle cell disease:

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  •  The majority of people with sickle cell disease (SCD) are African-American.
  • The disease occurs among about 1 of every 500 African-American births and among about 1 out of every 36,000 Hispanic-American births.
  • SCD affects millions of people throughout the world and is particularly common among those whose ancestors come from sub-
  • Saharan Africa; regions in the Western Hemisphere (South America,the Caribbean, and Central America); Saudi Arabia; India; and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy
  • A person with SCD is born with it, in the same way that people get the color of their eyes, skin, and hair.
  • Sickle cell disease is not contagious.
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Customize Your Sickle Cell Wristbands

The more unique you make your sickle cell bracelets, the more people will want to wear them and buy them as fundraising items. Use these fun ways to customize your sickle cell bands:

  • Instead of standard wristbands, order slap bands that snap to your wrist and fit snugly in place.
  • Order thin quarter-inch wristbands or thick one-inch bands to really make your sickle cell wristbands stand out.
  • Use a color combination, such as segmented or swirled colors
  • Add glitter to your bracelets.
  • Add a glow-in-the-dark effect to your bands.
  • Add custom artwork, or select clipart from our extensive library.

At AmazingWristbands.com, we sell only 100% latex free products  that are non-allergenic and comfortable. Many of our wristband products have no minimums and can be delivered within a few days. Use our online builder to create your wristband, or give us a call if you need help. We offer free shipping, free artwork, free design, and free color matching. Design your custom sickle cell wristbands today!

Last modified on: September 13th, 2016

 

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