Multi-Organization Partnership to Encourage Blood Donation and SCD Awareness

A five-year partnership among The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA), the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia (SCFG), and the American Red Cross has been launched to encourage blood donation, with focus on African-Americans.

As part of the partnership, educational campaigns to generate awareness about sickle cell disease have been established.

“Sickle Cell Disease Association of America is excited about this new partnership and the impact it can have on saving lives,” Beverley Francis-Gibson, president and CEO of SCDAA, said in a press release.

“The Red Cross is proud to partner with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia,” said Vincent Edwards, national director, Red Cross Biomedical Services.

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a…

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