What is Sickle Cell Disease?
Sickle cell disease is a hereditary
blood disorder that
attacks the red
blood cells
. It is called sickle cell
because some of the red blood cells
are long and shaped like sickles.
Although sickle cell disease primarily
affects African Americans, it is also
found in Hispanics, Italians, Greeks
and people of Mediterranean
descent.  
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Our Mission:
 To enhance and improve the quality of life for individuals and their families
living with sickle cell disease serving as a bridge for help and hope.
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