OUTREACH & EDUCATION
We work to raise awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait through educational seminars; health fairs; workshops; in-service training's; meetings and presentations throughout our service area.
Teams are available at no cost to attend health fairs and other similar public activities where information is made available and where persons who so desire can be tested for the presence of the sickle gene. This activity not only promotes awareness of issues in sickle cell disease, but allows people to know whether they might someday pass on the sickle gene to a future generation, allowing them to make informed decisions about having children.
We support, promote and encourage self-sufficiency in individuals and families affected by sickle cell disease. We work with the National Office of the SCDAA to advocate on your behalf.