World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is celebrated on June 19th of each year to raise public awareness about sickle cell disease.

  • Sickle cell disease is a blood disorder that is inherited and passed down from parents to the child.
  • In India, sickle cell disease is more common in south Gujarat, North Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and western Odisha with a smaller concentration in the southern regions in India.
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