When you donate blood and mark your race on the blood donor record, you are taking the extra step toward specifically helping individuals with sickle cell disease or rare blood types.
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IPC has formed a committee that aims to demonstrate IPC’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. IPC will be hosting a blood drive on August 30th at the Sun Prairie office and will be highlighting Sickle cell disease. IPC is encouraging all employees and minority communities to give blood to combat the disease. Sickle cell disease lasts a lifetime. For many, blood transfusions offer hope and healing.

What is sickle cell disease?
Sickle cell disease affects red blood cells. It makes them hard and “sickle” shaped instead of soft and round. As a result of the disease, blood has difficulty flowing smoothly and carrying oxygen to the rest of the body. In the U.S., about 100,000 people have sickle cell disease-of whom 90 percent are of African American descent.

IPC is happy to partnership this blood drive with a few local organizations, Rebalanced Life and 100 Black Men of Madison.

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