Funding of Sickle Cell Diseases Because of Race.

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Funding of sickle cell diseases because of Race. “In the United States, it's estimated that sickle cell anemia affects 70,000–100,000 people, mainly African Americans” (NHLBI, NIH, Who is at risk for sickle cell anemia). SCD is a disease that is a serious disorder in which the body can make normal blood cells and sickle shape cells. Sickle shape cells can block the blood flow in your vessels and cause pain or organ damage also put you in risk for infections. SCD has no cure available but there are many treatments out there to deal with the complications of it. From over years treatments did get better from way back in the day doctors have learned. Sickle cell disease has lack of attention and funding because it’s only affecting African American the most. Sickle cell was first discovered by Dr. Ernest irons that was a hospital intern who look over a patients cell which seem to be different he called them “sickle cell shaped”. Sickle cell is know as a negro inherited diseases which is incorrect not only African Americans have this diseases. Many other races are effect by this diseases and regions all over the world such as India, Mediterranean countries, South American. In this case sickle disease work kind of like vaccination for malaria another diseases, this is the most common inherited disease in American. Anyone who has sickle trait and have a baby with someone who has the trait also can bring a baby into the world the world with SCD. Pittman 2 The first funding for sickle cell disease began thirty years ago the federal legislation dealing with sickle cell was accept... ... middle of paper ... ...cant face unequal quality being the issue there’s an ethical issue nobody wants to speak on it. Sickle cell will remain a silence diseases among African American because one nobody is barely educated on it and the government wants to keep it that way because they don’t care and the funding shows. Its time to speak when studies show African American with sickle cell have longer waiting period in the emergency room or longer to see a physician. Works Cited Smith, Lauren A., MD, Suzette O. Oyeku, Charles Homer, and Barry : Peoples, Rhetta. "Waging the Financial Healthcare War Against Sickle Cell Disease." Yahoo Contributor Network. Yahoo, 13 July 2010. Web. 24 Nov. 2013. Newson, Louise, Dr. "Trusted Medical Information and Support." Patient.co.uk. N.p., 21 Feb. 2012. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.

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