Dear Sickle Cell Community,

As World Sickle Cell Awareness Day approaches, we remember the importance and potency/effectiveness that speaking with one voice has when setting priorities to advance Sickle Cell Care globally. This date, recognized by the United Nations and the World Health Organization, serves as a crucial reminder of the daily challenges faced by those living with Sickle Cell Disease and the urgent need for action.

As always, GASCDO stays committed to uniting the Sickle Cell community and hopes to inspire all organizations, whether they are members of GASCDO or not, to stand together under the theme: “Hope Through Progress: Advancing Sickle Cell Care Globally.”
We believe that by coming together, through our amplified voices, we will raise awareness, reduce stigma, and drive meaningful change for the millions affected by this disease.

We encourage all groups to work with us by participating in one of the three options we’ve proposed. One option can be political advocacy, writing your local/national governments about issues Warriors in your country are facing. Asking for and posting members of your community as they Share Their Truth, or by conducting an awareness campaign. For example, knowing one’s phenotype, the importance of staying hydrated, or any topic vital to your country.

In the end, the main priority is to stay united and to find suitable activities that can make a real difference in the lives of those living with Sickle Cell Disease.

And for our industry partners, healthcare providers, and governments we ask that you support your local group by highlighting and sharing their work, collaborating with them by offering personnel or financial assistance for any projects they have planned for that day.

No matter where you are in the world, your support and participation are crucial. Let’s unite, speak with one voice, and make this World Sickle Cell Awareness Day a powerful catalyst for change.


Published On: March 13, 2024 / Categories: news / Tags: /