Owens Co-Sponsors Resolution to Commemorate World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), co-chair of the Congressional Sickle Cell Caucus, co-sponsored a bipartisan resolution in recognition of World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day and the nation’s united efforts to address barriers in access to and development of crucial treatments.

Additionally, the resolution encourages people in the United States and abroad to organize programs, events, and activities that raise public awareness about sickle cell disease, preventative-care programs, treatments, and other patient services.

“1 in 13 Black babies in the U.S. are born with the sickle cell trait, and this disease impacts the lives of an estimated 100,000 Americans,” said Rep. Owens. “On 2022 World Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Day, we unite in our common goal to increase support for patients, improve health outcomes, and develop a cure.”


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