World Sickle Cell Day 2020


June 19 is World Sickle Cell Day – a day of raising awareness!

World Sickle Cell Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness of sickle cell and celebrating the achievements of those living with sickle cell. On December 22, 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognises sickle cell disease as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases.” The resolution calls for members to raise awareness of sickle cell on June 19 each year at national and international level.

We would love for you to get involved this World Sickle Cell Day by raising awareness of sickle cell amoungst your friends and families. To help you do this the sickle cell society has created a whole range of graphics, social media posts and facts which you can download and share for free! Get all of them here.

Wear red for World Sickle Cell Day - Put on your red clothes and join with us in raising awareness. Share the message by taking a photo and posting it on social media.

For more information on World Sickle Cell Day please visit their website