Brooklyn screens for sickle cell anemia.

Affordable Access

Brooklyn screens for sickle cell anemia.

Authors
Source
PMC
Keywords
  • Research Article

Abstract

Sickle Cell_Final 9.6.02 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NIH Publication No. 02-5214 September 2002 N A T I O N A L I N S T I T U T E S O F H E A L T H N A T I O N A L H E A R T , L U N G , A N D B L O O D I N S T I T U T E U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Sickle Cell Research for Treatment and Cure Sickle Cell Research for Treatment and Cure National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute NIH Publication No. 02-5214 September 2002 Introduction In his “Special Message to the Congress Proposing a National Health Strategy” of February 18, 1971, President Nixon made research on sickle cell anemia a national priority: “A . . . targeted disease for concentrated research should be sickle-cell anemia - a most serious childhood disease which almost always occurs in the black population. It is estimated that one out of every 500 black babies actually develops sickle-cell disease. “It is a sad and shameful fact that the causes of this disease have been largely neglected throughout our history. We cannot rewrite this record of neglect, but we can reverse it. To this end, this administration is increasing its budget for research and treatment of sickle-cell anemia . . .” Legislation was subsequently introduced in both the House and the Senate to provide for the control of sickle cell anemia, and only 14 months later, on May 16, 1972, the National Sickle Cell Anemia Control Act (P.L. 92–294) was signed into law. P.L. 92–294 provided for the establishment of voluntary sickle cell anemia screening and counseling programs; information and education programs for health professionals and the public; and research and research training in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of sickle cell anemia. Shortly after the act was passed, the Secretary of the Department of Health, Educati

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Brooklyn screens for sickle cell anemia.

on HSMHA health reports January 1972

Sickle cell anemia.

on The Journal of the Kansas Medi... May 1983
More articles like this..