Press Release

GBT Mourns the Loss of Sickle Cell Warrior Hertz Nazaire

Oct 29, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 29, 2021 – Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) was deeply saddened to learn that our dear friend and sickle cell warrior Hertz Nazaire passed away today. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Hertz was an artist, author and incredible advocate for the sickle cell disease (SCD) community. He was committed to sharing his experience with SCD with others and advocating for progress for his community. His artwork helped raise awareness of SCD and was a source of inspiration for many SCD warriors, who have been overlooked and neglected for far too long.

We share the sorrow with the SCD community at his passing. To honor his memory, GBT plans to make a donation to an SCD charity in Hertz’s name.

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