Sickle cell anemia

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Sickle cell anemia

A severe form of sickle cell disease (SCD) characterized by homozygosity for the sickle hemoglobin (HbS) gene and which acutely manifests with severe anemia susceptibility to severe bacterial infections and ischemic vasoocclusive accidents (VOA). It is a red cell disease of genetic origin which manifests with hemolytic disease and loss of red cell deformability leading to other occlusive events.

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Advocacy Organizations

Drépanovie-association des drépanocytaires de côte d’ivoire

La DrépanoVie est une association des drépanocytaires de Côte d'Ivoire qui a pour objectifs : - d'œuvrer pour le bien être des personnes qui vivent avec la Drépanocytose ; - de donner la chance à toute personne atteinte de la drépanocytose d'avoir accès aux soins médicaux ; - de lutter pour le dépistage systématique (à la naissance) ; - d'oeuvrer pour la prise en compte de la drépanocytose comme maladie de santé publique.

Sickle Cell Coalition of Maryland

Our mission is to equip and support sickle cell warriors and their families, we strive to provide SCD Warriors with the tools needed to maximize access to equitable care, education, and resources. We will cultivate meaningful relationships within in order to build trust.

Alaafia Women

This community raises awareness to prevent Sickle Cell disease from spreading to the next generation.

Bridging The Gap-Adult Sickle Cell Disease Foundation of Nevada

Bridging The Gap-Adult Sickle Cell Disease Foundation is a direct service organization that supports Sickle Cell patients and families by giving rental assistance, food assistance, clothing assistance, and funeral assistance. We also have a Support group program where we meet once a month, on Zoom. The topics of discussion are disease Management education, self advocacy and mental health

Alaafia Women’s Corporation

Alaafia provides Digital Career Training for Sickle Cell Families. This project is tailored to assist not only individuals living with sickle cell but to the families of those living with sickle cell. Alaafia provides domestic and sexual violence services and resources specifically tailored to individuals with sickle cell disease. Sickle Cell Educational Prevention, treatments and cure.

Antonia Pauls Sickle Cell Disease Foundation – Uganda

To improve health, standards of living and social life for sickle cell disease victims through empowerment, counselling, provision of social activities as well as events and health care.

FSIC American Innovation and Opportunity Fund

Mission Statement: Renewing communities through innovation and economic empowerment AIOF's mission is to gather information from target communities, develop solutions, and educate the target communities how to support the solutions through advocacy locally & nationally. AIOF's main areas of focus on are 1) Economic Empowerment and Inclusion 2) Health Care Equity 3) Technology Inclusion


To expand the genetic condition of sickle cell disease. To advocate for improved treatment services and accessibility to these services. To inform what parents, family members and the community can do to impact this disease condition. We seek to inspire progress for a much-needed cure for this disease.

Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease, Inc

Our mission is to increase self-efficacy and improve the overall quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell and thalassemia, children, adults and their families within Oklahoma through systemic changes in patient care, disability policies, education, family support, economic self-sufficiency, awareness and advocacy.

Uriel E. Owens Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Midwest

The mission of the Uriel E. Owens Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Midwest is to provide information and awareness about Sickle Cell Disease, to advocate for the needs of persons with Sickle Cell, and support research to find a cure. Besides education and awareness, the Association provides emergency financial assistance, referral services, state and national advocacy, and educational scholarships for sickle cell patients.

Clinical Trials

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