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Health Disparity Project

American Red Cross - East Central Bay-Michigan Chapter

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Meeting Evolving Community Needs
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period August 1, 2022–July 31, 2023
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

This grant to the American National Red Cross East Bay Chapter in Flint will support the organization’s efforts to address health disparities in Flint and Genesee County. Black residents are disproportionally impacted by sickle cell disease that often requires frequent blood transfusions to alleviate pain and other symptoms. Sickle cell patients have a better response to treatment when blood is donated by someone of the same race or ethnicity. This program aims to triple the number of Black donors by 2025 to better serve patients with sickle cell disease.