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NYC Health + Hospitals invites you to attend our vital community event “Shine the Light on Sickle Cell”

NYC’s Health system is proud to join the national awareness campaign to celebrate June 19th as World Sickle Cell Day. In the United States alone, Sickle Cell Disease affects approximately 100,000 people and the Sickle Cell Trait affects millions of people worldwide. As the largest sickle cell care provider in the nation, we’re committed to providing education, information and assistance to the communities we serve.

When: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Time: 3:00 p.m.

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Join from the meeting link

During this event, our panelist will help you understand and gain:

  • Knowledge and an understanding of sickle cell disease
  • Recognize the challenges experienced by patients, their families and caregivers
  • Highlight the advanced sickle cell disease care provided at NYC Health + Hospitals Sickle Cell Centers

Panel of Experts:

Dr. Kenneth Rivlin, Hematologist & Director of Pediatrics Jacobi Medical Center, NYC

Dr. John Muthu, Hematologist & Director of Adult Sickle Cell Clinic, Kings County Hospital Center

Dr. Bernard-Poulard, Assistant Professor/Physician & Director of NYC Health + Hospitals/ Queens HHS Office of Minority Health, Sickle Cell Hydroxyurea Grant Project, Queens Hospital Center

Madame President, Beverly Francis-Gibson of Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)

NYC Health + Hospitals Sickle Cell Centers Patients Stories



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