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World Sickle Cell Day 2020

On June 19, 2009 the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as a public health problem.


Every year on June 19 the world comes together to raise public awareness about SCD in order to educate and help improve the quality of life for people living with this disease and to develop strategies to save the lives of every child with SCD, regardless of where they are born.

The Global Sickle Cell Disease Network has put together a list of global activities that will be taking place leading up to and on the the day of June 19.  If you would like your event included on the calendar below please email

See how the world is celebrating World Sickle Cell Day this year.


Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organizations (GASCDO)

Join the Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organizations (GASCDO) and global advocates on World Sickle Cell Day (June 19th) to learn more about the current sickle cell disease advocacy work from across the world. Panelists will be presenting from Africa, South/Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, Europe and North America.

North America

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA)

SiNERGe, in collaboration with Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA), is launching a 24-hour awareness campaign this year, called “Shine the Light on Sickle Cell.” This national awareness effort encourages community-based organizations, individuals, and anyone concerned about sickle cell disease.


Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Disease Australia

This year Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell Australia is lighting up Australia red for World Sickle Cell Day. Share online using #LightUpForSickleCell.


Sickle Cell Society

The Sickle Cell Society has provided some ideas on how you can participate in World Sickle Cell Day and help raise awareness about sickle cell disease. 


IXL is hosting a live meet-up where speakers will talk about maintaining a balance during this time.  


Sickle Cell Association, Nagpur

The Sickle Cell Association, Nagpur is hosting an online creative competition to celebrate World Sickle Cell Day.


The Society for Inherited and Severe Blood Disorders Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.

The Society for Inherited and Severe Blood Disorder Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting a live discussion about 'Ask the Doctor About the Management of Sickle Cell Disease' with Drs. Isaac Odame and Jennifer Knight-Madden as they discuss the main issues/complications of SCD in the Caribbean.


Gene Editing Workshop 

The Sickle In Africa consortium and partners are hosting a workshop on 'Gene Editing Workshop: Advanced Therapy, Research and Cure'. 

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