Sickle Cell Disease in the News

Northeast Louisiana Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation (NELASCAF) is the leader in promoting and advancing initiatives focused on people affected by sickle cell conditions in Region 8.

For more than 30 years, NELASCAF has demonstrated how community-based organizations can work as community stakeholders and local and state government agencies to pursue national health care objectives.

To be added to NELASCAF's press release distribution list, contact Medria Buford at 



2020 Report Card on the State of Sickle Cell Disease

June 9, 2019

Progress has been made toward improving the global state of sickle cell disease, but there is room for improvement. The State of Sickle Cell Disease 2020 Report Card ranks progress in four key areas where change must occur to improve quality of life for all individuals living with sickle cell disease.

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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America's

48th Annual National Convention!

Tuesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 17
Virtual convention with an exciting program full of inspiring speakers, innovative training and fun opportunities to connect with the sickle cell community. Want to learn more?