Children's Capitol Connections
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Summer 2009 

NFL’s Bobby Engram on Hill June 18th to Tackle Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease 101

Children’s Capitol Hill Blood Drive Scheduled June 18 – Register Today!




Edwin K. Zechman, Jr.
President & CEO

Jacqueline D. Bowens
Executive Vice President &
Chief Government & External Affairs Officer

Clare M. Kelly
Executive Director
Government & External Affairs

Tim Jones
Manager
State Government Affairs

Bill Quirk
Manager
Government & Legal Affairs

NFL’s Bobby Engram on Hill June 18th to Tackle Sickle Cell Disease

Kansas City Chief’s wide receiver Bobby Engram and his family will be on Capitol Hill June 18th to advocate for increased research funding for sickle cell disease (SCD).  As part of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals' annual Family Advocacy Day, Mr. Engram and his family are teaming with Children’s National Medical Center to spread the word about SCD.

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Sickle Cell Disease 101

Sickle cell disease affects more than 100,000 people in the United States, and millions worldwide.  It is an inherited disease and is particularly common among people whose ancestors come from Africa, South America, the Caribbean, Central America, Saudi Arabia, India, and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, and Israel.

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Children’s Capitol Hill Blood Drive Scheduled June 18 – Register Today!

Children’s National Medical Center’s Bloodmobile will be on Capitol Hill June 18th to collect blood donations, raise awareness about the importance of donating blood products, and provide information about sickle cell trait screening. The Bloodmobile will be located on the House side at the corner of New Jersey Avenue and D Street from 9 am-1 pm. Be a hero to a child and give the gift of life. Schedule your donation today at www.childrensnational.org/
donateblood
!

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