Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness


ASCA Is On a Mission To Be The Leading Advocacy Organisation For People Affected By Sickle Cell Disease Within Australia And Beyond.

ASCA Is On a Mission To Be The Leading Advocacy Organisation For People Affected By Sickle Cell Disease Within Australia And Beyond.

Community outreach

ASCA will provide community sickle cell disease awareness information sessions to different multicultural communities. This outreach program will be beneficial for at-risk communities. Information sessions will also be provided to different educational institutions like TAFE / Colleges / Universities. These sessions will be targeting Nursing and Medical Students so that they have an understanding SCD.

Peer to peer support programs

These programs are similar to family support networks, however, they are specifically for people with SCD. These programs will be run by ASCA with the help of treating hospitals to give an opportunity for people affected to engage one on one or between different ages and tackle issues that only people that are affected go through. Strict policies/ procedures and Insurance will be in place.

Hospital Emergency Departments (ED) SCD information Sessions

Under the supervision of hospital Clinical Haematologists, ASCA will co-ordinate routine SCD information sessions to ED staff to give them an idea of what people living with SCD experience. This will be essential to country / remote hospitals where there are fewer people affected by SCD.

Family Support Networks

These ASCA funded programs will allow families affected to share life with people going through similar situations. These will be quarterly informal meetings between different people affected sharing snacks / drinks while discussing issues affecting these community of people. Programs commence in late August 2019.

Sickle Cell Disease Awareness

ASCA will continue to highlight the existence of SCD in Australia. Our aim is for everyone from risk areas to get tested for them to know if they have the sickle cell trait. Knowing the sickle cell status will help make proactive decisons

Advocate for Scientific research

Currently SCD is considered a rare disease in Australia and as such there are no known scientific research programs running as there are no funds directed to this disease. Hence ASCA will continue reaching out to Australian Research Scientists to start researching other curative / management options for SCD.

Our first ever support group meetings will be on 25th September 2019 after 5:30 pm in the Parkville area. Register to join us.

Our first ever support group meetings will be on 25th September 2019 after 5:30 pm. Register to join us.

Support Our Cause


Become a Member

Become an ASCA member to get all the latest information on Sickle Cell Disease and you will be the voice for people with SCD. Our Membership is free. Get in touch with us to find out more

Donate Blood

Regular blood transfusions or routine red cell exchange are number one SCD management. Support people living with SCD by donating blood. Make an appointment to donate blood today.

Partner with Us

We invite various Medical Professionals  to partner with us. Community groups, individuals and companies to help us improve the quality of life of people affected by sickle cell disease.