Over the past month, the Toronto Star has published a couple of articles about the mistreatment of a young man in police custody who happened to have sickle cell disease. The articles are difficult to read and highlight some of the ongoing challenges faced by the sickle cell community because of a lack of awareness of the nature of this disease.
In response to the story highlighted in these article SCAGO, as a patient advocacy group, felt compelled to respond with a letter to the editor.
Here is the link to that letter: Sickle Cell awareness is sadly lacking
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