Fighting a Global Disease

Many people in this country think Sickle Cell Anemia is a blood disorder that only affects African Americans and it is a disease that is disappearing. But, these are just two of the misconceptions surrounding a world-wide disease. On this show, my guests and I discuss both the facts and the misconceptions surrounding the blood disorder and we also discuss why having the facts about the disease can be critical for its treatment and for those who have it.

In this photo, Dr. Theopia Jackson, show host Henrietta J. Burroughs, Fred McFadden and Wanda Williams are
shown on the set of the Talking with Henrietta television show after their discussion about a blood disease that
affects millions around the world. Dr. Kim-Anh Nguyen also participated on this show.

This edition of Talking with Henrietta can be viewed on Channel 27, on the Midpeninsula and on the Internet from Sunday, September 16, 2012 through Saturday, September 29, 2012. The show can be seen on Sundays@5 p.m., Tuesdays@8 p.m., Wednesdays 4 a.m. and 11 a.m., Thursdays@8 p.m. and Fridays@6 a.m. and 12 p.m. and Saturday at 5 p.m.* This show streams on the web at the above days and times at Click the schedule for additional information about the show. Click here to see more Talking with Henrietta video excerpts.

Mission Statement:

To provide information and assistance to families of sickle cell disease, to educate the public, and to assist health institutions and practitioners in the delivery of better care to sickle cell anemia patients.

Our Goals:

• Give people affected by sickle cell disease a say in deciding how their care will be given.
• Increase awareness of and support for those affected by sickle cell disease.
• Educate and increase access to available resources in the region and state for people with sickle cell disease.


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