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This section focuses on news in advocacy and activism for sickle cell disease. Get the latest on actionable legislative actions, state advocacy efforts, local, national, and global campaigns to improve care and the lives of those with SCD. We need your voice. Get involved, sign a petition, use your network, call your house representatives and senators, share your story, and make an impact.

Why is the FDA Meeting on Sickle Cell Important?

I just turned in my answers to the FDA questions. A member of the SCW Facebook page said this, "What is the big deal...

Webinar “What’s New at SCDAA”

SCDC Sickle Cell Data Collection program Register for Webinar "What's New at SCDAA" Wednesday, April 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM PST Register now:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1778776015181580301     Presented by Ms. Beverley Francis-Gibson, SCDAA President...

Help Sickle Cell Obtain the Rare Disease Pediatric Voucher

Sickle Cell Warriors!!! We need your help!  Please read the letter below and  send your comment into the FDA. We have until February 16th to...

SCD Adult Support Groups in Southern California

California Warriors, great news! Cayenne Wellness is now hosting monthly support group meetings in Fresno, San Diego, Los Angles, Loma Linda, and Antelope Valley....

Program for the SCW Gathering & Educational Symposium July 17-20

2014 Sickle Cell Community Gathering & Education Symposium PROGRAM AGENDA Please note that this schedule is a guideline, but times/rooms/and sessions are not set in stone. Announcements...

Public Meeting for Patient-Focused Drug Development on Chronic Pain

Public Meeting for Patient-Focused Drug Development on Chronic Pain Meeting Information On July 9, 2018, FDA is hosting a public meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for...

How to Join Sickle Cell Trials & Studies

Have you ever wanted to enroll or participate in a research study or program involving sickle cell and didn't know where to start?

Meet Elise

Meet Elise: a beautiful, eloquent SCD warrior bravely sharing her story of the struggles of dealing with sickle cell.

Tell Your Son!

Its important to educate our sons on trait awareness, and not just our daughters.

5th Annual Lowcountry Sickle Cell Disease Symposium

5th Annual Lowcountry Sickle Cell Disease Symposium Therapeutic Options in Sickle Cell Disease Saturday, April 28, 2018 MUSC Drug Discovery Building 97 Jonathan Lucas Street Charleston, SC   Conference Description Sickle Cell Disease...
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