Author Archives: Mary Chapman

US Army Begins Testing Recruits for Sickle Cell Trait

To identify at-risk service members, the U.S. Army has begun testing recruits for the sickle cell trait (SCT), and expects all to be screened within a year. The testing began last month and is aimed at giving the Army a snapshot of how SCT has affected its ranks, and…

Activities Underway for Newborn Screening Awareness Month

As it does each September during Newborn Screening Awareness Month, Baby’s First Test is sharing information and stories that highlight efforts throughout the U.S. to bring attention to newborn testing. Baby’s First Test is a program of Expecting Health, an organization focused on pregnancy and newborn health. The…

Sickle Cell Awareness Month Events Underway Across US

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, set aside annually to bring attention to the blood disorder and the needs of the community. From securing local government proclamations and hosting awareness events, to distributing information and lighting public spaces red, supporters have begun observing the monthlong event. The theme…