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Georgia Red Cross Groups Support Sickle Cell Heroes like Blaze

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  Mar 10 2021

Join the Red Cross Young Professionals of Greater Atlanta and Red Cross Clubs throughout Georgia in supporting the effort to close the Sickle Cell gap.  Sickle Cell Disease is the most common genetic disease in the U.S., impacting about 10,000 people annually in the state, like Blaze Eppinger - a heroic Sickle Cell fighter based in Atlanta. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the supply of blood that people living with sickle cell disease rely on for regular blood transfusions.   In response, the Red Cross is launching a program to triple the number of African American blood donors.  African Americans are less likely to have adverse reactions to blood donated by other African Americans, and some patients have blood types that are rare even within African American communities.

In honor of the 10,000 Georgians impacted by Sickle Cell Disease, help us raise $4,000 in support of the American Red Cross' Plan to Close the Sickle Cell Gap.   

Thank you for joining us in support of the core of the Red Cross mission - to prevent and alleviate human suffering. 

Posted by American Red Cross Georgia Region