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Organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Relief and Thalassaemia Support

Side Entrance, 22 Regent Place
Hockley, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Relief & Thalassaemia Support (OSCAR Birmingham) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity established in 1974 primarily to promote greater awareness of sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders (SCD’s). OSCAR Birmingham aims to support individuals affected by sickle cell and thalassaemia disorders who may be socially disadvantaged due to social exclusion or lack of support.

The Mission of OSCAR Birmingham is to educate, support and provide relevant information through sign posting and advocacy to those with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia disorders, their families and carers.

Aims and Objectives:
• To reduce social isolation through the provision of opportunities for social interaction of clients and their families.
• To educate clients, their families and carers to help manage their conditions more effectively and to maximise their quality of life, i.e. to help people “live as positively as possible” with these conditions.
• To advocate: on behalf of individuals and their families.
• To raise awareness, education, publicity and campaign on matters relating to Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia and Disorders associated with these conditions i.e. Stroke, Diabetes etc.

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