• Join Today!

Become a member and connect with:

  • An Active Online Community
  • Articles and Advice on SCD
  • Help Understanding Clinical Trials
patient education

Know Your Sickle Status

key information

source: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

year: N/A


Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) affects people of all different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

For this reason, in most U.S. hospitals, all babies are now screened at birth for Sickle Cell Disease.
Sickle Cell has origins in tropical areas of the world where malaria was common.
People with Sickle Cell Trait have an increased protection against malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes.

1 in 12 African Americans have Sickle Cell Trait.

1 in 100 Latinos have Sickle Cell Trait.

read more

To improve your experience on this site, we use cookies. This includes cookies essential for the basic functioning of our website, cookies for analytics purposes, and cookies enabling us to personalize site content. By clicking on 'Accept' or any content on this site, you agree that cookies can be placed. You may adjust your browser's cookie settings to suit your preferences. More information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.