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Facing the facts about sickle cell disease

To help increase awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD), please see the following interesting SCD statistics, which you may wish to share with your friends and family.

The number of people with sickle cell disease is expected to grow 30% by 2050.
Approximately 300,000 babies are born globally with sickle cell disease each year.
Signs of sickle cell disease usually appear around 6 months of age.
With sickle cell disease, the red blood cells have an abnormal “C” or sickle shape.
Red blood cells typically live up to 120 days. Sickled red blood cells live for a maximum of 20 days.