Together our tenacity and commitment have greatly brightened the future for sickle cell: comprehensive pediatric care has become a medical standard throughout most of the U.S., allowing patients to pursue college educations, take on dream careers, marry and welcome extended families.
At the same time, many challenges remain: awareness among the adult medical community lags behind pediatric expertise at the expense of patient health. Sickle cell still bears the weight of stigma attached to systemic discrimination. While research is on the uptick, treatments are limited. There is no universal cure.
Your support matters in our quest for consciousness, equity, and a cure. Please join us today.
The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America - Michigan Chapter thrives on the support of dedicated patients/clients, staff, volunteers, funders, sponsors, donors, and community partners. We've remained committed to our mission of improving the lives of people living with sickle cell disease for 48 years. Give today.
This is an exciting time for the sickle cell community as new treatments have recently become available and interest in research to find a cure has spiked.
Yet, insurance hindrances, misplaced opioid restrictions, and ongoing systemic discrimination continue to block access to proper care and threaten the lives of patients. Raise your voice for sickle cell.
There are always volunteer opportunities at SCDAA-MI for assistance at our annual Sickle Cell Matters Walk, encouraging an increased social media presence, office help, committees, and more.
Complete our volunteer form to let us know you're interested, and we'll contact you when opportunities arise.