Sickle Cell Awareness Month Event
Versiti’s Sickle Cell Awareness Month event will educate and inspire the Butler University community about the lifesaving power of blood donation.
Speaker: Chris Miskel, President and CEO of Versiti, will share information about the importance of diverse blood donations, and why Versiti Blood Center of Indiana is a leader in saving lives.
September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to this genetic blood disease that affects millions of people. Because patients with this disease can experience severe pain and often require blood transfusions, Ro blood donated helps these patients thrive.
Never giving up hope. When you give, together we thrive. Join us for an important Sickle Cell Awareness Month event.
The Importance of Blood Donation and Why Diversity Matters!
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Butler University Efroymson Diversity Center, Atherton Union Room 004
Pizza and refreshments will be provided
Information will be shared regarding the critically important Ro blood type, prevalent in 44% of the African American population, and why the Ro blood type is important in Sickle Cell treatment.
Attendees will have the opportunity to have a cheek swab performed (non-invasive) and within weeks, receive communication regarding their Ro blood-type status.