Meharry Offers Free Sickle Cell Trait Screenings This Month
September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The Meharry Sickle Cell Center is conducting free sickle cell trait screenings for this condition that disproportionately affects Black and Brown Americans.
Millions of people do not know they have sickle cell trait, because the trait usually does not cause illness. That’s why it’s important to be tested. If you and your partner both have sickle cell trait, there is a 25% chance with EACH pregnancy that your child could be born with sickle cell disease.
To take advantage of the free screening, call 615-327-6763 to make an appointment or click here to learn more.