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Emma Day

SCDAA Celebrate Black History Month: Prodigy

  • February 25, 2022
  • Emma Day

Our final #BlackHistoryMonth highlight is dedicated to rapper and sickle cell warrior Albert “Prodigy” Johnson, one-half of the iconic 90’s rap... Continue Reading

SCDAA Celebrates Black History Month: Paul Williams

  • February 18, 2022
  • Emma Day

Meet Paul Williams, one of the founding members of the legendary Motown group The Temptations. Williams began singing as a kid... Continue Reading

SCDAA Celebrates Black History Month: Billy Garrett, Jr.

  • February 11, 2022
  • Emma Day

Happy Black History Month! Sickle cell can be painful and hard to manage, but it doesn’t need to stop you from... Continue Reading

SCDAA Celebrates Black History Month: Miles Davis

  • February 4, 2022
  • Emma Day

Happy Black History Month! Sickle cell can be painful and hard to manage, but it doesn’t need to stop you from... Continue Reading

In Memory of Carlton Haywood, Jr., Ph.D.

  • January 4, 2022
  • Emma Day

We are devastated to share the news of the passing of Carlton Haywood, Jr., Ph.D., on December 31, 2021. Carlton was an... Continue Reading

MARAC Advisory Statement: Update About COVID-19

  • December 23, 2021
  • Emma Day

December 23, 2021 – The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America’s Medical and Research Advisory Committee reminds the sickle cell community... Continue Reading

SCDAA News Advisory: Partial Hold on Gene Therapy Trial

  • December 23, 2021
  • Emma Day

On December 20, the FDA placed a partial hold on bluebird bio’s clinical program for lovotibeglogene autotemcel (lovo-cel) gene therapy, temporarily... Continue Reading

SCDAA names Regina Hartfield CEO

  • December 9, 2021
  • Emma Day

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) named Regina Hartfield as CEO and president effective Jan. 14, 2022. Hartfield has served... Continue Reading

SCDAA Announces Change in Leadership

  • November 11, 2021
  • Emma Day

Beverley Francis-Gibson will be stepping down as SCDAA’s fifth President and CEO on November 12, 2021, after serving the organization for... Continue Reading