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FACE Sickle Cell


In September 2008, the ODH Sickle Cell Services Program unveiled FACE Sickle Cell as the theme for National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.  This statewide education and awareness campaign continues TODAY!

The multimedia campaign, originally created and developed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, was designed to build awareness of the most important facts about sickle cell disease and trait among all races and age groups.

FACE Sickle Cell puts a face on sickle cell disease.  The artwork of the campaign features visual collages of FACE Adults, FACE Kids, and FACE Professionals.  Whether taken as beautiful, intriguing or unsettling, this artwork commands the viewer's attention while supporting two key facts about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.

  1. Sickle cell affects people of different races, ages, genders and social status.
  2. Sickle cell is genetic and it can be a "piece" of what we pass on to our children.  So we must always consider who we are a part of and who is or will be a part of us!

The Ohio campaign targets individuals living with sickle cell disease and their families; those individuals who do not know their sickle cell status; and medical, civic, social and religious leaders who can affect sickle cell care, funding and support.

"If we face the facts, we can fight the disease!"



Last updated:  8/22/2014