Collage: Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County

Original Air Date:  
Aug 15 2016

Sickle Cell Anemia is a chronic blood disorder. It affects about a hundred thousand people in the U.S. About one in12 African Americans carries the trait and one out of 36-thousand Hispanic children are born with the disease.

The life expectancy for a Sickle Cell disease carrier is 40 years old.

Please join KSBR News Director Dawn Kamber as she welcomes the Founder of Sickle Cell Foundation of Orange County Star Simmons and her 13 yearold daughter Alyssa, who suffers from the disease.