250,000 people in the UK are carriers of the sickle cell gene and 12,500 people have a sickle cell disorder - making it the most common inherited blood disorder in the country. Over 300 babies are born each year with the condition and currently there is no cure.
The Sickle Cell Society was awarded a Runners-Up prize in the 2009 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards. IMPACT Awards is designed to recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.
Our services include advocacy, information, advice, annual children’s holiday, welfare and educational fund, respite support services, holds talks, seminars and training.