Here are just some of the ways you can help us fight sickle cell disease.

Make a Donation — Contact Anne Immekus at 412-647-2434 for details on ways to support the Sickle Cell Center of Excellence. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and support research to develop new therapies for sickle cell disease and, one day, a cure. Donations also support patient programs and help increase public awareness and understanding of sickle cell disease. You will receive a written acknowledgment and tax receipt in the mail.

Give Blood — People with sickle cell disease frequently need blood transfusions to alleviate anemia and other issues caused by complications of the disorder. It’s important that we have a robust supply of all blood types on hand. African-American blood donors are particularly needed.

Participate in a Research Study or Clinical Trial — If you have sickle cell disease or trait, or know someone who does, find information about ongoing and upcoming sickle cell disease research and clinical trials.