NBC News reporter Chandelis R. Duster wrote an article covering the signing of the Sickle Cell Treatment Act of 2018! Below is an excerpt from the article, which you can read in its entirety HERE.
Thank you to both NBC News and Chandelis for the coverage!
“The bill also reauthorizes a current sickle cell disease prevention and treatment program for nearly $5 million each year over the next five years.
“Even though sickle cell disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in our country, research and treatment lags behind that of other chronic illnesses,” Booker said in a statement. “Our legislation will help find new ways to improve the lives of people suffering from sickle cell disease. It’s time we start treating sickle cell disease as a serious and debilitating illness and allocate adequate resources to monitoring, researching, and treating it.””