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Aug 12 2014
Sickle Cell Wristbands
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: