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Sickle Cell Foundation

Air date 06/24/11

Around 2,000 Mississippians are living with a painful and debilitating blood disorder, Sickle Cell. The disorder causes red blood cells to be mishapen building up in organs and causing excruciating pain. Although other races can be affected by the disorder, it is primarily found in African Americans. Arleen Anderson is with the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation. Her organization sponsors a camp each summer for children affected by the disorder. She tells MPB's Jeffrey Hess about it and what the camp does for children.

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