June 19, 2017 | FDA Office of Minority Health
Celebrate World Sickle Cell Day by Learning About Clinical Trials!
Today is World Sickle Cell Day! Sickle Cell Disease is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. It is a chronic condition with no cure; it can cause severe pain, organ damage, or even stroke. One way to help advance scientific discovery is through clinical trials- which are needed to bring new therapies to the marketplace. To help you learn more about clinical trials and why they matter, we launched a series of videos featuring Ms. Shirley Miller, who is living with sickle cell disease and has participated in clinical trials. This collection of videos brings awareness to the importance of having diverse participants in clinical trials to help ensure medical products are safe and effective for everyone.
Visit our website to learn more about our educational tools and resources on sickle cell disease and clinical trial diversity.