MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT
Sickle Cell Disease Blood Donor Program, “Be An African-American Hero”
African-American blood donors are considered the best match to donate blood to African–American children with sickle cell disease who require blood transfusion therapy support. Through the Cooperative Sickle Cell Disease Blood Donor Program, a special "Blue Tag" is available at blood drives to identify blood donations from those who wish to designate their blood for a child with sickle cell disease.
The program partners include:
• American Red Cross Blood Services Penn-Jersey Region
• Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
• St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Marian Anderson Sickle Cell Center
• Sickle Cell Disease Association of America/PDVC
Work Place Campaign Giving – Support through employee workplace giving campaigns for example:
United Way-Specific Care Donor Option
Community Health Charities
City of Philadelphia Employees Combined Appeal
State Employees Combined Appeal (SECA)
Combined Federal Campaign
School District of Philadelphia
Workplace Campaign Payroll Deductions are available through Community Health Charities of PA via:
• City of Philadelphia Employees Combined Campaign- # 14-0028
• State Employees Combined Appeal # 2000-0035
• Combined Federal Campaign #- 45649
•United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania #11- 00915
Leroi Simmons Sickle Cell Disease Scholarship Fund – Assists students affected by sickle cell disease who are seeking higher education.
Make a Contribution:
You can make a tax-deductible gift to SCDAA/PDVC by mail at the address below or
donate online via PayPal.
SCDAA / PDVC
5070 Parkside Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Sickle Cell Awareness Month Events – Support the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter by participating in the annual Sickle Cell Seminar and the annual Walter E. Brandon Sickle Cell 5-K Walk/Run.
Speakers Bureau – Speakers are available to help raise awareness about sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait at civic, business, community, social, educational, faith-based and Greek–letter organizational events.
Be Sickle Smart, Be Iron Smart – Learn more about the impact of iron overload for those affected by sickle cell disease at www.besicklesmart.com.
Know Your Status – Get tested for the sickle cell trait.
Get Involved – SPREAD THE WORD