Today is #WorldSickleCellAwarenessDay.

Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic blood disorder that’s passed down through families.

It effects the shape of red blood cells, which slow blood flow or block blood vessels.

There’s a 25% chance that a child born from parents who are both carriers of the sickle cell trait will develop the disease.

That’s why I encourage Victorians to get tested, to know your sickle cell status.