Sickle Cell Awareness Month
How You Can Help
Lurie Children’s works to improve the health and well-being of patients affected by sickle cell disease within a kid-friendly, family-focused environment. With your support, we can ensure that children not only survive their illness, but are able to thrive in their daily life. Since greater awareness of sickle cell disease leads to more funding, more support and more action, your voice is critical.
Lurie Children’s Sickle Cell Disease Program
We work to improve the health and well-being of patients affected by sickle cell disease within a kid-friendly, family-focused environment. Our specialists are trained to treat children with sickle cell disease, meet their specific needs and counsel all family members on preventive treatment measures and serious complications.
Support services are integral to our approach and we sponsor numerous programs, such as a parent to parent network, community education and outreach, annual social activities for patients and their families, scholastic achievement programs and a formal program for transitioning patients to adult care. Learn more about our Sickle Cell Disease Program.