Sickle Cell and Hemoglobin

  • Supporting Families

    The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Cincinnati Children’s offers several educational programs throughout the year for families, including:

    • The Annual Sickle Cell Research and Education Day, which provides information about current research studies
    • Zoo Day, held at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. There, parents can learn about important medical issues while their children (ages newborn through 6) are cared for and enjoy fun activities. This event is co-sponsored by a local organization called Sickle Cell Affected Families of Greater Cincinnati.
    • Other educational programs, special events and support for families in partnership with Sickle Cell Affected Families of Greater Cincinnati

    Outreach and Education

    We also reach out to the broader community to raise awareness about sickle cell disease, through:

    • Participation in local health fairs, including Closing the Health Gap and the Midwest Black Family Reunion
    • Sickle Cell Sabbath, which encourages local faith-based organizations to raise awareness about sickle cell trait, sickle cell disease and the importance of minority blood donation. We organize this event as part of a statewide initiative of the Ohio Department of Health.
    • Monthly, free sickle cell trait counseling sessions at local Federally Qualified Health Centers. These sessions are designed to help families better understand their risk factors.

    For more information about our community outreach and education efforts, contact Lisa Shook at lisa.shook@cchmc.org or 513-636-7541.

    Professional Education

    The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center trains and educates other professionals in the field. For example, each year we host a national “Hemoglobinopathy Counselor Training Course” for professionals who counsel families about the genetics of sickle cell disease.

 
 
 
 
  • We want to raise awareness about sickle cell disease.

    We want to raise awareness about sickle cell disease. 

    Community Outreach

    We want to raise awareness about sickle cell disease.

    We want to raise awareness about sickle cell disease.  

  • Upcoming Events

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