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Indiana adding $500k grant to support Hoosiers with sickle cell

July 14, 2023

Indiana is adding an extra $500,000 in grant funding to support Hoosiers living with sickle cell disease, which many say is a vital tool to support education and attack health disparities. Sickle cell is a condition most often found in Black people. It’s a disease marked by sickle-shaped blood cells that don’t flow smoothly, causing a backup in blood flow and debilitating pain. In Indiana, around 87% of people living with sickle cell are Black or African-American. Many of the health disparities we often see across the board are present in sickle cell treatment.