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What is Sickle Cell Disease?

What is Sickle Cell Disease? | Stand Out From the Inside Podcasts

Episode 1: What is Sickle Cell Disease?

What is sickle cell disease? In this episode of “Stand Out from the Inside,” presented by Versiti™, author James Griffin of, “Breaking Silence, Living with Sickle Cell Anemia” shares his story about his battle with sickle cell, and some of the blood donation fears in the black and brown community.

About Our Guest:

James Griffin is not only kind of a partner with us, but he is actually a Sickle Cell advocate and warrior. He has the sickle cell warrior disease, but he has been with us for so long, spreading his story, sharing it, and he's here to tell that story to you all.

About Our Host:
Edgar Daggett born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI. He currently serves as the Specialty Programs Marketing Associate at Versiti Blood Centers, where he focuses on direct involvement and campaign management on specialty products and diverse groups. Past family experience inspired him to begin his journey at Versiti in 2020. He knew that the need for diverse units was growing year to year, and because of his personal history, he decided to make the change – and help make a change.

Through the Stand Out From the Inside podcast, he hopes to empower new and bright individuals in his community and beyond to spread the word on the need for diverse blood products through donation and blood drives.  

“I hope you all enjoy the Stand Out from the Inside podcast presented by Versiti, where we talk about the needs of the community and ways we can become stronger!”

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