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Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT) is giving $250,000 to support the U.S. sickle cell disease (SCD) community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Its newly created GBT Community Fund will award a total of $150,000 in grants to non-profit organizations supporting the needs of  SCD patients and their families during the pandemic. Applications are being accepted through April 17. The company also donated $100,000 to the COVID-19 Emergency Fund of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), the...

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I was hospitalized on March 3 with a sickle cell crisis and discharged 12 days later. I then spent a week recovering at home. Under normal circumstances, I would have returned to “ordinary life” on March 23. But during that period, ordinary life changed significantly due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In my last column, I explained how I felt when I heard British Prime Minister Boris Johnson say that we would have to remain on...