Aberdeen ROTC holds blood drive to bring awareness to sickle cell patients

The blood drive was used to help sickle cell patients, including classmates.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 5:01 PM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - Junior ROTC cadets at Aberdeen High School used a blood drive to help students who suffer from sickle cell anemia.

There are at least 10 students in the Aberdeen School District who suffer from the disease, a school official said.

“People who have sickle cell disease have an abnormal protein in their red blood cells,” according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Cadet Terrell Williams, who lives with sickle cell, said he is grateful for the help and wants to help others too.

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