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Cure Sickle Cell Foundation

234 East Capital Street
Jackson, Mississippi, United States
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Cure Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation registered as a Mississippi Charity dedicated to fighting sickle cell disease and helping families who it affects. It’s mission is to improve the lives of families who suffer from sickle cell disease (SCD) through education, family support and research. The ultimate goal is to support efforts aimed at providing a universal cure for SCD.

While there is no cure, the painful symptoms of this disease can be prevented by regular blood transfusions. Because of the need for regular transfusions over a patient’s lifetime, it is critically important that blood transfused to Sickle Cell patients be as closely matched as possible. If the blood is not closely matched, the patient may build antibodies against the donated blood, and the transfusions will be ineffective in treating the symptoms of the disease. Like other genetic factors, blood is similar among people of the same ethnic group, that is why the closest match for a Sickle Cell patient will most likely come from an African American donor. We run blood drives to help people overcome these challenges.

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