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Understanding the Trait & Disease: Sickle Cell

Sickle Cell Disease, a group of inherited red blood cell disorders, and Sickle Cell Trait, an inherited blood disorder that affects approximately 8 percent of African Americans are both evolutionary traits that individuals develop in response to help protect them from malaria.

Join Iota Phi Theta and our panel of experts, Dr. Jahnavi Gollamudi, Hematologist with Baylor College of Medicine, and Dr. Yvette Miller Executive Medical Director with Red Cross, as we go deeper into the traits origins, how it affects us in the present-day, and how to cope with it.

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