One In 13 Black Babies Are Born with Sickle Cell Trait, But Those Who Inherit Sickle Cell Anemia Face Shorter and More Difficult Lives Ahead

Sickle cell anemia disease affects about 100,000 Americans, but African-Americans are disproportionately impacted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 13 African-American babies are born with the sickle cell trait.