Category Archives


Urge Officials to Cosponsor the SCD Comprehensive Care Act

  • August 24, 2022
  • Emma Day

Dear Sickle Cell Community, Over the past several months, SCDAA has been working with congressional sickle cell disease (SCD) champions and... Continue Reading

The Passing of Dr. Samir Ballas

  • August 19, 2022
  • Emma Day

SCDAA regrets to announce that Dr. Samir Ballas passed away on August 12. He was devoted to caring for adults with... Continue Reading

Sickle Cell Care Expansion Act Introduced to the Senate

  • June 22, 2022
  • Emma Day

Ahead of World Sickle Cell Awareness Day on June 19, U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced... Continue Reading

SCDAA Joins the Newly Formed Sickle Cell Disease Partnership

  • June 20, 2022
  • Emma Day

Partnership Calls on Policymakers to Implement Proposals in 2020 Landmark Report  Today, in recognition of World Sickle Cell Day on June... Continue Reading

SCDAA Releases Comments on the CDC’s Opioid Guidelines

  • May 16, 2022
  • Emma Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently drafted an update to its guidelines for prescribing opioids and reached out... Continue Reading

SCDAA recognized for leadership

  • May 6, 2022
  • Emma Day

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America received the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award from the National Organization for Rare Disorders.... 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

SCDAA News Advisory: Salmonella and Sickle Cell Disease

  • October 22, 2021
  • admin

Over the past few months, more than 1,000 people in the U.S.A. and Canada were infected with a bacteria called Salmonella.... Continue Reading

SCDAA launches clinical trial finder

  • October 13, 2021
  • admin

HANOVER, Md.—The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America launched a sickle cell disease clinical trial finder, a centralized, simple-to-navigate website to... Continue Reading