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Jordin Sparks Wants You to Know Your Sickle Cell Status


The phrase “know your status” is synonymous with one potentially life-threatening disease, but singer Jordin Sparks wants you to be educated about another that also disproportionately affects African-Americans —and she’s working with “Generation S” to lead the conversation.

“Generation S is a group of those who have sickle cell disease sharing their stories and bringing more awareness to what the disease is,” Sparks said at the 46th Annual National Sickle Cell Disease Association of America in Baltimore.

“Obviously you can’t tell by looking at someone if they have it. With this it gives them an opportunity to show their face and say hey look, “I have this, this is my experience and everybody’s experience is different.”

 

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