By Sean Marshall
The news this week was short but included some positive outcomes. It was reported by the Birmingham Business Journal that Alabama University fulfilled their pledge in 2010 to donate $1 million. It may have taken six years but as of last December the goal was met.
What was reported is how the funds have been used. The first detail was that the funds will be providing “are for those patients and will also allow the clinic to hire a full-time social worker to the staff.” It was also mentioned that additional staff such as psychosocial services will be offered for both children and adults suffering from sickle cell disease.
Lastly a startling statistic was provided explaining that, “nearly 3,000 in Alabama struggle to manage sickle cell disease.” It does shed some light on to why the state university was so heavily invested in helping the clinic obtain positive results in the community.
The Original article can be found here: http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2016/02/01/uab-receives-1m-in-funding-from-sickle-cell.html
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