LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 1, 2012) - More than 70,000 Americans have sickle cell anemia and about 2 million Americans - including 1 in 12 African Americans - have sickle cell trait, which means they can pass this gene along to their children.
Joseph K. Davis knows firsthand the devestating effects of sickle cell anema. His own son was diagnosed at birth with the disease but made a full recovery after a cord blood stem cell transplant.
In order to raise awareness of sickle cell anemia, Davis has written a book entitled The Secret Is Out: Cord Blood Stem Cells.
In keeping with National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, he and his family will be in at the Dumas Public Library for a book signing/sickle cell awareness event throughout the day today, September 1.
THV's Melissa Dunbar-Gates sat down with Davis to talk about his book. Click on the THVideo to see the full interview!