Hope Lives Here

Jamaica camp experience empowers teens with sickle cell disease.

Jens Oltrogge with teenagers at sickle cell disease teen camp in Jamaica

A group of Jamaican teenagers got some helpful information and had a lot of fun at last month’s Sickle Cell Disease Teen Camp put on in Kingston, Jamaica, by the University of the West Indies’ Sickle Cell Unit and sponsored by global biotechnology leader CSL Behring. The teens pictured above with Jens Oltrogge, CSL Behring’s Head of Global Commercial Development  Hematology, have big dreams of pursuing high-profile careers, but often face adversity because of the frequent hospitalizations required by their rare blood disorder. Under the theme Hope Lives Here, the camp gave the kids information on how to best manage their condition so they can spend more time in class. Click here for more information on sickle cell disease and how CSL Behring is working to create treatments for the condition.

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