The UIU Cincy's 5K For Sickle Cell is a Running race in Cincinnati, Ohio consisting of a 5K.
Sickle Cell in Nigeria and the US
It is estimated that more than 300,000 babies are born with severe forms of hemoglobinopathies worldwide each year. While 75% of all patients with SCD live in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria alone accounts for more than 150,000 new births every year. In America, 1 in every 365 African-American is living with SCD and1 in 13 children are born with the Sickle Cell trait.
Though the US is affected with SCD, Nigeria makes up the largest population of individuals living with SCD in the world. So what is life like for individuals living with SCD?
Life For Individuals Living With Sickle Cell
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