Program aims to increase knowledge about blood diseases

12/28/2011 | Washington Post, The

A health scientist with the CDC is helping to implement a two-year national pilot program with the NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that will aim to document the prevalence of sickle cell disease and other blood diseases in the country. The program, which is being supported by seven state health departments, seeks to increase knowledge and awareness about the diseases and identify the most effective types of treatments. The program also aims to establish a comprehensive registry and surveillance system for blood disorders.

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