Bipartisan bill aimed at fighting sickle cell disease signed into law by Trump

A bipartisan bill aimed at fighting sickle disease was signed into law by President Donald Trump on Tuesday night.

The Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018 was introduced by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., in February and passed in the Senate in October.

The bill also reauthorizes a current sickle cell disease prevention and treatment program for nearly $5 million each year over the next five years.