Fantasia Teams Up with American Red Cross to Fight Sickle Cell Disease
The American Red Cross and Fantasia have teamed up to help raise awareness for sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that prevents red blood cells from carrying oxygen effectively through the body. This disease can be life-threatening and is considered incurable. The American Red Cross is hoping to raise awareness for the disease by partnering with Fantasia to encourage others to donate blood and help those who suffer from sickle cell disease.
Donating blood plays an important role in treating people with sickle cell disease. Studies show that more than 100,000 people are battling sickle cell disease, the majority of whom are of African descent.