Joing the UGA Red Cross Club 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., including impacting about 10,000 annually in the state.
The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted blood transfusions for people living with Sickle Cell Disease. 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.
Please help us meet our goal of $1000 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.