World Sickle Cell Disease Day is held annually on 19th June, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through. SCD affects millions of people around the world, including both adults and children. It is a potentially fatal disease and is one of the main causes of premature death amongst children under the age of five in various African countries.

Bentham Open Publishers is in the forefront in creating awareness about Sickle Cell Diseases.