Be The Match- Save the life of a patient in need of a bone marrow transplant by joining the Be the Match Registry. You'll be listed as a potential donor as a registry member. Visit join.bethematch.org/ChildrensAL or text "ChildrensAL" to 61474 to take the first step to be someone's cure.
Sickle Cell Disease:
Is the most common inherited blood disorder in the U.S., affecting about 100,000 Americans
Can cause pain, infections, fevers, fatigue, strokes and organ damage, and can lower life expectancy by 20-30 years.
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SICKLE CELL DISEASE, CARE & TREATMENT, RESEARCH AND HOW YOU CAN HELP.
Each year, more than 190 Alabama children are diagnosed with cancer. The diagnoses include leukemia, lymphoma, brain and spinal cord tumors, solid tumors of muscle and bone, kidney and liver tumors and rare childhood cancers.
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ALABAMA FOR INFORMATION ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO A CURE AND CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT PATIENT STORIES.
Each month we will feature an awareness pertaining to children or teens. We will have printed information and additional links to health, safety, prevention, or observance of the awareness for that month, so please check back often to this site.