Sickle Cell Association of Houston has been working on new state legislation in Texas, and on March 6, 2019, State Representative Jarvis Johnson filed four bills that will raise awareness, create a grant program, and improve the lives of those living with sickle cell disease in Texas.
“Sickle Cell is too often a forgotten illness, that predominately affects Black and Hispanic communities. We must work to ensure those living with sickle cell are given the ability to live as pain-free as possible while they are in crisis. Awareness and research is incredibly important to continue to improve the lives of sickle cell patients. I filed these bills today with the intention of not only to bring solutions to Texans living with Sickle Cell Disease, but also to spark a conversation regarding this disease” Representative Johnson stated.