United to Conquer Sickle Cell Disease

Sickle Cell Disease Coalition

We're committed to conquering SCD.

Learn how we’re tackling it:
  • access to care in the U.S.

    In the United States, access to appropriate care is limited by a number of critical factors.

  • Training and professional education

    There are not enough health care providers with comprehensive knowledge and expertise to care for people with sickle cell disease.

  • Research and clinical trials

    The majority of available treatments manage symptoms of the disease, rather than treating the underlying cause of sickling.

  • global issues

    Sickle cell disease is a major killer of infants and children in the developing world, especially in Africa and India where the disease is more common.

When a doctor does understand sickle cell disease, . . . the care is superb.

— Patient with sickle cell disease

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells to form into a crescent shape, like a sickle. These cells break apart easily, clump together, and stick to the walls of blood vessels, blocking the flow of blood, which can lead to a range of serious health issues.

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Our Members

The Sickle Cell Disease Coalition is composed of public health, research, and provider organizations, patient groups, faith-based organizations, federal agencies, industry representatives, and foundations with an interest in Sickle Cell Disease.

*Member belongs to the Steering Committee.

It’s time that we unite to conquer
sickle cell disease.
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