As a newly formed high school club, this is our first fundraiser. A student established this club at Norcross High School last year in response to the cancellation of other school activities due to Covid 19. The members have been able to meet virtually, which allows them to make a difference in their school and community despite the obstacles of Covid.
Please join us in this National effort by contributing what you can!
Here's some information about Sickle Cell Disease:
Sickle cell disease is a common, inherited red blood disorder. Throughout their lives, individuals with sickle cell disease can suffer a range of conditions, including acute anemia, tissue and organ damage, terrible pain and even strokes.
Red blood cells carry oxygen to all parts of the body through a substance called hemoglobin. Normal red blood cells are soft, round, and can squeeze through tiny blood vessels. People with sickle cell disease have red blood cells that contain mostly hemoglobin S, an abnormal hemoglobin type. These red blood cells are stiff, distorted in shape (like a sickle), and sometimes block small blood vessels. This is what causes the complications of sickle cell disease and why blood transfusions from people with healthy red blood cells can help. You can’t catch sickle cell disease, but for patients born with it, there is currently no widely used cure. It can all make a difference!