Central AL Chapter of the Sickle Cell Association of America

 The Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.


If you have sickle cell disease, The Sickle Cell Foundation wants to make sure you get the help that you need when it is needed. We want you to better understand the disease so that you can make informed decisions about your life and your care. We also want you to take all opportunities to learn more about  health strategies, pain management strategies and medications that can help treat your disease.

As you know, sickle cell disease affects every aspect of a person's life. The Sickle Cell Foundation is available to assist affected individuals and families with these challenges. We provide referrals to programs and services available in our community. At the Sickle Cell Foundation we work to connect you with our network and to connect you to others who have experienced the sickle cell disease journey.

Our updated website is part of our continuing effort to provide information and resources at your finger tips on how to live with sickle cell disease and how it impacts you and your family. We work to enhance clinical and social support for individuals affected by and living with sickle cell disease or who are carriers of the sickle cell gene.  Below is a sample of the types of services The Sickle Cell Foundation provides.


Best wishes, 


Sharon


Sharon B. Lewis

Executive Director 

The Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.





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. 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.



COUNSELING


We have certified single gene genetic counselors and educators onsite to provide counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families affected by sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait.We provide forums for adolescents; young adults; adults and couples with sickle cell disease to share concerns, exchange ideas and engage in community events and activities.



NEWBORN SCREENING FOLLOWUP


Assists the state Department of Public Health medical centers with locating parents of newborns with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell counseling is also provided to families of newborns who receive a preliminary diagnosis of sickle cell trait.



SUPPORT GROUPS


We are able to provide free transportation for medical appointments to children and adults with sickle cell disease and their parents.


​​TRANSPORTATION



​We are able to provide free transportation for medical appointments to children and adults with sickle cell disease and their parents.


OTHER SERVICES



A number of our clients don't have insurance benefits. We work to provide those in need of dental and vision care with a need of these services on a as needed basis.

Services