About

Our Mission

Sick Cells’ mission is to elevate the voices of the sickle cell disease (SCD) community and our stories of resilience. In highlighting the grave disparities our community faces, we will influence decision-makers and propel change.

Sick Cells Envisions

that this narrative work will achieve the following:
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Ignite

public interest making sickle cell a public health concern

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Humanize

SCD, which is a relatively invisible disease that affects people of many races and ethnicities

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Inspire

the general public, who do not typically recognize their day-to-day encounters with SCD, to advocate for SCD

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Influence

policy makers, educators, employers, healthcare administrators and healthcare providers to act to improve treatment and care for the SCD population

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Drive

research and drug development which will lead to better treatments

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Empower

the sickle cell community, regardless of hemoglobin type, to share their stories and know that they are not alone

Through these actions, we hope to improve the quality of life and care for people living with the most common genetic disorder by challenging current policy and shifting social norms.

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