This year, ASCA participated in the Run Melbourne supporting people affected with sickle cell disease being treated at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in collaboration with Melbourne Health. More importantly, supporting people living with Sickle Cell disease in Australia.
Australian Sickle Cell Advocacy Inc (ASCA) is a patient advocacy group supporting the rights of people living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) as they navigate the healthcare system in Australia. ASCA is a non-profit organisation started in 2014 and officially registered in October 2018. An advocacy group formed to fill the gap of highlighting the rising numbers of sickle cell disease in Australia. Although rare in some part of the world like Australia, sickle cell disease is affecting a lot of people.