This week's featured agency:
Colorado Sickle Cell Association
The Colorado Sickle Cell Association is the community-based organization that has been in existence since 1974 and provided services for the sickle cell clients in the Colorado area. The organization’s purpose is to educate the public and health care providers with accurate information about sickle cell; to offer sickle cell trait counseling and refer patients for medical services; to provide a platform and encourage to become self-advocates for their health issues; participate in research leading to improved treatment for sickle cell; to impact legislative and social policy formulation at the national, state and local levels.
The services are met by our organization providing the following: educational resource information; a meeting site in the community to have support group meetings; emergency assistance to families; the opportunity for fun activities for our patients; sponsoring blood drives and participating in community health fairs and symposiums; and serving on the governor’s advisory board and participating on the state Medical Advisory Committee.
We have three certified sickle cell trait counselors and four certified Patient Navigators. The trait counselors work with the Treatment Center to counsel clients with sickle cell trait.
Click here to learn more about Colorado Sickle Cell Association.