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S.Res. 273 (115th): A resolution expressing support for the designation of September 2017 as “Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month” in order to educate communities across the United States about sickle cell disease and the need for research, early detection methods, effective treatments, and preventative care programs with respect to sickle cell disease, complications from sickle cell disease, and conditions related to sickle cell disease.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Sep 28, 2017.

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Month. (Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder than can lead to pain, anemia, infections, and stroke.)

Encourages people to hold events and activities to raise awareness of preventive care programs, treatments, and other patient services for those suffering from sickle cell disease.