What Is Sickle Cell Sabbath?


Sickle Cell Sabbath, on September 16, 2012, brings together faith-based and neighborhood partnerships in Baptist churches around the United States to increase awareness about sickle cell disease and the importance of blood and bone marrow donations.  At some churches, local community-based organizations will also be onsite to educate and provide sickle cell trait screening.

Help improve the lives of people and families affected by sickle cell disease through education, early detection, and intervention!

By Dr. Althea Grant, BDO Sickle Cell Expert

Althea Grant, PhD, is Chief of the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch in the Division of Blood Disorders of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Grant has specifically been recognized for her contribution to developing public health programs and resources for sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.