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  • Sickle Cell Disease Association of America/PDVC Sickle Cell Disease Association of America/PDVC

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Mission Statement

"To advocate for and enhance our membership's ability to improve the quality of health, life and services for individuals, families and communities affected by sickle cell disease and related conditions, while promoting the search for a cure for all people in the world with sickle cell disease."

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SCDAA has functioned primarily in an advocacy role in promoting basic and translational research. SCDAA sponsors scholarships to high school students with sickle cell disease to help them pursue their educational goals. The Kermit B. Nash Scholarship awardees are selected from nominations from our member organizations. SCDAA also sponsors Post Doctoral fellowships for young investigators participating in sickle cell disease related research. SCDAA also supports initiative to increase community participation in clinical research. Basic and clinical research efforts are crucially important to expand knowledge of the pathophysiology of SCD and to ensure smooth transition of scientific advances into clinical trials.

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