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SCDAC/AAFC- Blood Donation-World Sickle Cell Day 2016
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World Sickle Cell Day, It Matters

The World Health Organization (2006) and the United Nations (2008) recognized sickle cell disease as a public health priority and has chosen the 19 of June every year as the World Sickle Cell Day in order to raise awareness of the disease. Here in Canada, increased awareness and access to comprehensive care by knowledgeable health care professionals are still needed and the SCDAC/AAFC is doing its part in raising more awareness around the disease. 

Are you 17 years or older? What are you doing for the cause this year?
Register Now to DONATE BLOOD on June 18th
To increase the supply of safe, phenotype-matched blood, SCDAC is celebrating World Sickle Cell Day 2016 by championing blood donation drives across the country. We are especially seeking donors with backgrounds from the Mediterranean, Middle-East, South-Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. 
We need individuals 17 years and older to donate at one of the SCDAC's supported clinics listed below
Wait a minute! Important Information follows:
1. For the clinic to make preparation for our group; we must register every donor. Kindly send  us your name, mailing address; age; PH #; and Email address at: communication@sicklecelldisease.ca.
2. If none of the clinics listed below is close to you; kindly go to the clinic nearest to you.
To book blood donation appointment, visit blood.ca or call 1-888-2donate, or use our GiveBlood
app.
3. Mention that donation is for SCDAC's World Sickle Cell Day Blood Drive on June 18th. 
4. We encourage you to register with your friends, families, co-workers, and religious groups  
5. Spread the word- "Donate on 061816" Reach six people with this message between now and June 18. Use hashtag #EachReachSix and tweet back @sicklecellca. 
 
Alberta  Edmonton 8249-114 Street
Nova Scotia  Halifax 7071 Bayers Road
Ontario  Hamilton
 
 
 Mississauga
 
 
 Ottawa
 
 
 Downtown Toronto

Hamilton Blood Clinic. 35 Stone Church Rd. Ancaster, ON
 
Heartland Town Centre Permanent location. 765 Britannia Rd. W.
 
1575 Carling Ave.
 
Canadian Blood Services @ Bay & Bloor. 2nd floor by the Movie theatre.
 55 Bloor St. W- Manulife Centre
     
Saskatchewan  Saskatoon 325 – 20 Street East
Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day 2016 by Donating Blood
SCDAC Clinic Date: June 18th


Sickle Cell Disease:
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) or sickle cell anemia is a hereditary genetic disease characterized by the presence of abnormal crescent-shaped red blood cells. It can affect anyone but predominant in Canadians of Asian, African, and Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Caribbean heritage. Estimated 5,000 Canadian have sickle cell disease and thousands of thousands the sickle cell trait
Over a lifetime, SCD can harm a person’s spleen, brain, eyes, lungs, liver, heart, kidneys, joints, bones, or skin. It can cause stroke in even children as young as two years old! Please join us in making a difference. 
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