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World Sickle Cell Day
World Sickle Cell Day, observed on June 19th each year, holds immense significance as a global initiative established by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO). The date itself marks the birth anniversary of Professor James B. Herrick, a physician who first described sickle cell disease in 1910. This special day serves as a powerful reminder of the need to raise awareness and take collective action to improve the lives of individuals living with sickle cell disease worldwide.