Posts made in June, 2013

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day is June 19, this day provides an opportunity to increase understanding of SCD and how the disease affects individuals and families worldwide. Facts about SCD: SCD is an inherited group of red blood cell disorders. Among people with SCD, “sickle” or abnormally shaped red blood cells get stuck in small blood vessels and block the flow of blood and oxygen to organs in the body. These blockages can cause repeated episodes of severe pain, organ damage, and serious infections, or even stroke. It is estimated that SCD affects 90,000 to 100,000 people in...

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Men’s Health

Posted by on Jun 16, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

Men’s Health

Celebrate Dads who live smoke-free lives Fathers play a significant role in influencing their children. Dads are encouraged to model a healthy way of living for their children by not smoking. Together, family and friends can support dads who are trying to quit. Father’s Day is an occasion to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make to children’s lives. Fathers help children navigate through society and influence general habits and their overall way of living. Research on the roles that fathers play in families points to the significant and unique ways they...

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World Blood Donor Day

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Health Topics | 0 comments

World Blood Donor Day

14 June 2013 is World Blood Donor Day. “Give the gift of life: donate blood” 107 million blood donations every year. 65% of blood transfusions in low-income countries are given to children under five years of age. 2020 is the target year for all countries to obtain 100% of blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors. Cool Facts: The average healthy person can donate blood 330 times in their life. The rarest blood type is AB negative – less than 1% of the population. Human blood is 78% water. A single unit of blood can benefit several patients. Did you know? In low-income...

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