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Juneteenth Day and Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive

1 in 13 African American babies is born with sickle cell trait, many will need transfusions.

This June, honor Juneteenth Day and World Sickle Cell Awareness Day by donating blood.


There are many health disparities that impact the African American population. It is Versiti’s mission to ensure healthcare for all. This Juneteenth Day and World Sickle Cell Awareness Day, we are asking you to help us embrace patients, family and friends in our diverse communities by giving blood. You have the power to improve the quality of life for local patients.

Juneteenth Day, June 19, 2021 World Sickle Cell Day, June 19, 2020Juneteenth Day, June 19th, is the oldest known celebration signifying the end of slavery in the United States. It has been identified as a day that all Americans can celebrate and embrace as a symbol of freedom.

Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic blood disease that affects millions of people around the world, with a high prevalence among African Americans. Patients with this disease can experience severe pain and often require blood transfusion as a form of treatment

Honor Juneteenth Day and World Sickle Cell Awareness Day by donating blood. Schedule your appointment.

Please click on a link below or call us today to schedule your preferred appointment time.

Learn about Juneteenth Day and Sickle Cell Disease


Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in January of 1863, this news was withheld from slaves in Texas until June 19th. Since then, this day has been identified as Juneteenth Day, a day that all Americans can celebrate and embrace as a symbol of freedom.

Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic blood disease due to the presence of an abnormal form of hemoglobin. The disease affects millions of people around the world, with a high prevalence among African Americans. Patients that have this disease can experience severe pain among many other symptoms and in some cases require blood transfusion to lessen the pain.

Sickle Cell Disease Facts

  • SCD affects approximately 100,000 Americans.
  • SCD occurs in about 1 out of every 365 Black or African American births.
  • SCD occurs in about 1 out of every 16,300 Hispanic-American births.
  • About 1 in 13 Black or African American babies is born with sickle cell trait (SCT).

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