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Every year, over 300,000 children worldwide are born with the sickle cell disease, a genetic abnormality of the red blood cells in which they take a present of "sickle"- shaped appearance. Over half of these children die before the age of five.
Donors who have the necessary blood antigens to treat sickle cell disease are so important to sickle cell patients. Blood transfusions can lessen pain for the children and adults who live with the disease. Some patients require transfusions as often as monthly – making the need for blood donations constant.