Health Days 2024

World Sickle Cell Anemia Day

World Sickle Cell Anemia Day is celebrated on June 19th of each year. Sickle cell anemia is defined as a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round and move through small blood vessels to transport oxygen throughout the body but in the person infected with sickle cell anemia, red blood cells become hard and sticky, and look C-shaped. Sickle cells die early, which leads to a constant shortage of red blood cells.
  • Increase awareness about sickle cell anemia.
  • Support people with sickle cell anemia.
  • Sickle cell disease represents a major public health concern.
  • This disease affects millions of people around the world.
  • The disease is particularly common among those from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Central America, Saudi Arabia, India, and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy.
Official Date:
Globally: June 19th, 2024 
Locally: Dhul-Hijjah 13th, 1445H​

Health Days 2023, World Sickle Cell Day  ​


Last Update : 26 February 2024 12:01 PM
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