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How Much Do You Know About Sickle Cell Disease?

Last updated: February 2022

Did you know that April is National Minority Health Month? Sickle cell disease is a rare disease that affects mainly Black people. It is estimated that 1 in 365 Black children is born with sickle cell disease, and 1 in 13 Black children is born with sickle cell trait. In addition, about 1 in 16,300 Hispanic children in the United States is born with sickle cell disease.

The goal of is to cultivate an online community so those affected by sickle cell disease can connect with each other. During National Minority Health Month, we want to highlight sickle cell disease by sharing a quiz for the community to take and share with others.

See how much you know about sickle cell disease and then share with your friends and family!

Sickle cell disease quiz

Community Poll

Approximately how many people have sickle cell disease in the United States?

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When did all states in the U.S. start newborn screening (NBS) for sickle cell disease?

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True or False: People with sickle cell trait (SCT) do not experience symptoms.

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True or False: People with SCD wait 25 percent to 50 percent longer in the ER for pain management than people without SCD who experience similar pain?

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True or False: Only 20 percent of family doctors feel comfortable treating SCD.

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True or False: Sickle cell disease remains a top priority for research funding.

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True or False: About 1 in 3 people with sickle cell disease experiences depression.

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True or False: There is no cure for sickle cell disease.

How many did you get right?

0-1: Maybe it is time to brush up on your sickle cell disease knowledge. Start with learning the basics of sickle cell disease.
2-3: You know a bit, but there is still lots to learn. Maybe try reading up on who gets sickle cell disease.
4-5: Not bad! It sounds like you are starting to understand the nuances of living with sickle cell disease. Learn about common sickle cell disease myths and misconceptions.
6-8: Pro status! You clearly have some experience with sickle cell disease. Are you interested in sharing your experience with others so they can learn more? Tell us about your sickle cell disease journey.

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Community Poll

Are you interested in connecting with other sickle cell warriors?