ASCA is here to change the face of Sickle Cell Disease in Australia. We are thankful to Hon Greg Hunt, Hon Maria Vamvakinou, Hon Peter Khalil, Hon Tim Read, Network 7, SBS News and all our board members for helping us shine the light on this condition by advocating with us.
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.