In Cook County, African Americans donors are depreciated. The population of African Americans is 24% in County.
Black donors donated blood about less than 7% of all Americans Red Cross blood donations.
The Chicago Tribune stated that Dr A. Kyle who is currently working with the Lurie Children’s Hospital and Red Cross is going to start a process. In this process, blue tags will be attached to the blood donations of black donors. It is decided that the patients with sickle cell at Lurie will be given the blood of black donors.
The same type of effort is going on in Philadelphia.
in a community group ceremony that is about inviting people and encourage them to visit blood drives, Mack conveys his message at churches on South Side that there are a lot of sickle cell victims currently in Chicago, provided that we have a huge number of African Americans circle.
More Mack said that it’s about offering them similar chance to get blood transfusions impediment.
Mack said he believes a part of the cause people is worried to end up donors is because of a lack of records.
Mark said that we have realized with the time that the general public doesn’t have any idea, how much time requires to give blood, am I going to grab anything by donating blood? Will it give pain? A lot of donors have these concerns.
Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, Adrian Walton Jr said that he requires blood transfusions for a few months to treat critical Anemia activated by the disease.
Anemia is a situation that develops when your blood lacks enough healthful red blood cells or haemoglobin.
Symptoms of Anemia are like fatigue occur because organs are not getting what they want to function properly.
This disease affected about 100,000 Americans.