Sickle Cell Disease Association
of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties



"Stamping Out the Sickle and Rounding Out the Cell"
Our Services:
  • Educational workshops
  • Referrals
  • Counseling
  • Sickle Cell Screening
  • Support Groups
  • Blood Drives
  • Prescription Medication Assistance
  • Other supportive services
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provide educational workshops in the community. The
workshops are free to the public and requires an audience of
at least five (5) people.  Schools, small businesses, church, civic, fraternal
organizations, corporations, medical societies, etc. are encouraged to
schedule a presentation.

  • Monthly Support Group is composed of individuals and families that
    are affected by sickle cell disease trait. They are currently working on a
    movie/DVD to assist them with sharing "their story" with the world.

  • Referrals for various social services and medical care is  provided for
those living with sickle cell disease.

  • Sickle Cell Screenings are conducted periodically by Sacred
Heart Hospital. Our association provides free Sickle-Dex screening which
tests for Hemoglobin S. However, its does not test for other common
Hemoglobin types such as C or Beta-Thallasemia. Therefore, we
recommend all persons born before 1989 in the State of Florida get a
Hemoglobin Electrophoresis. This is a special blood test which screens for
all hemoglobin abnormalities.

  •  Blood Drives are conducted periodically by the Northwest
Florida Blood Center.

  • Medication Assistance and other supportive services for those
    affected by sickle cell disease are provided based on the availability
of funds.  
Contact us about receiving our services.