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Sickle Cell Association of Columbus hosts a Heritage Breakfast honoring patients

(Source: Matthew Clegg/WTVM) (Source: Matthew Clegg/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Sickle Cell Heritage Breakfast was held to honor sickle cell disease clients.

The event was held Saturday, Feb. 24th at The Clarion Inn on Manchester Expressway in Columbus.

Sickle Cell is a blood disease that largely affects African Americans.

It was a chance to honor donors and sickle cell clients and a celebration with volunteers.

“These people usually don’t always live a full life they may die young, but we are getting better with treatment. So now have people who can lead a full life,” said Lois Williams, President of Sickle Cell Association of the Lower Chattahoochee Region.

Nationwide, sickle cell affects about 100,000 people. Millions more may carry the trait. 

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