Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a devastating lifelong condition. Racism, misunderstanding, and healthcare discrepancies are key issues. This public service announcement (PSA) aims to provoke a real discussion, spark ideas, and offer support to the SCD community, while raising the public's awareness about SCD.
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