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Having the sickle cell trait presents the same challenge, says Sonja Banks, president and chief operating officer of the Baltimore-based SCDAA. While most prevalent among Black people, Black athletes and their families are often not anxious to learn whether the athlete has the trait or disease for fear simply having the trait will scare athletic recruiters and coaches away from the prospect, regardless of potential.
“We will continue to support the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America by engaging in joint campaigns dedicated to increasing awareness and the impact of sickle cell disease (SCD).” TLOD's gift to SCDAA is merely an example of the organization's enormous contribution to the fight against sickle cell disease.
(SCDAA) serves as the nation's only volunteer organization working full time on a national level to resolve issues surrounding sickle cell disease and trait.
For more information or details on how you can support the passage of HR 5124 please call the SCDAA National headquarters at 410-528-1555 or visit the website at www.sicklecelldisease.org
Any member of the SCDAA will tell you that Barbara is much like the OkDAAs "Yes Person," Dixie; Barbara continues to have a can-do attitude and never fails to jump in and assist where she is needed on both local and state levels.
Each year, the SCDAA presents The Mary Clary Memorial Achievement Award to students (one hygienist and one assistant) who have done the most outstanding work for the advancement and future of the dental auxiliary profession in South Carolina.
Baltimore, MD, February 06, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) announces the formation of the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) Congressional Caucus.
“SCDAA is extremely proud to have worked on accomplishing this effort with Congressman Charles Rangel,” says Sonja Banks, President and COO of SCDAA. “Given the many challenges we face as a community in insuring quality treatment, healthcare and services; a Sickle Cell Disease Caucus is exactly what we need to bring about positive change for those suffering and affected by this devastating disease.
She currently serves on the SCDAA Executive Board as its Awards Chairman.
The SCDAA presented checks in the amount of $2,000 each to the Greenville Free Medical Clinic and the Lexington County Children's Dental Clinic in honor of Dental Assistants Recognition Week.
At the end of the month I traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC, to attend the SCDAA annual meeting and the same weekend I flew to Fresno, CA, to attend the CDAA Annual Session, where I was the installing officer.
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