Today, Sickle cell anemia affects 100,000 Americans. Frequent blood transfusions to prevent stroke lead to fatal iron-overload.In the United States, most people with sickle cell disease (SCD) are of African ancestry or identify themselves as black.
About 1 in 13 African American babies is born with sickle cell trait.
About 1 in every 365 black children is born with sickle cell disease.
There are also many people with this disease who come from Hispanic, southern European, Middle Eastern, or Asian Indian backgrounds. Iron chelation with deferoxamine (DFO) requires expensive infusions.
We must take bold action and increase our investment in sickle cell education, outreach and treatment now to turn this tide. But with your support today, we can continue to fight back.
Make a Donation Today!
There are many ways an individual or corporation can contribute financial support to the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation, however, a monetary gift is the easiest way of giving to the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation.
Simply make your check payable to the:
Sickle Cell Disease Foundation
Central Alabama Chapter of the Sickle Cell Association of America
3813 Avenue I, Birmingham, Alabama, 35218-3132
This directs your gift to be recorded and receipted promptly. Please include a short note with your check stating the purpose or designation of your gift or you may note this on the memo line of your check. Without designation your gift will be recorded as unrestricted for use as determined by the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation Board of Directors.
Aside from the traditional method of writing a check once a year, please consider the other methods that are also available, including online giving through Continue To Give.