CHOP Expert Commentary – Impact of COVID-19 on African American Community

Learn how Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, is fighting to improve the lives of her patients in the wake of COVID-19

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In the midst of COVID-19, cleaning supplies and every day household items are not the only thing Americans are facing a shortage of. In fact, the United States is experiencing a dire shortage of African American blood donors. Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley, director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discussed the importance of blood donations, and what she and her team are personally doing to ensure patients within our Sickle Cell Center stay safe. Dr. Smith-Whitley discusses this and more with ABC News. Read here.

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Kaila M. Conti

Post Categories: COVID-19