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  1. Here’s How to Make the Most of Giving Tuesday

    November 21, 2016 by Andrea


    Still looking for a cause to support this Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29)? Consider donating to a nonprofit that works to improve sickle cell awareness. Every little bit helps, so donate whatever you're able, and then, encourage your friends and family to do the same. Not sure where to start? Check out our round-up of sickle cell charities based at home and abroad: 

    1. Sickle Cell Disease Association of America: The SCDAA is committed to sickle cell research, education, patient services, community services, and giving support to global organizations that work toward SCD awareness. For more than 35 years, this nonprofit has partnered with government agencies, medical facilities, and others to increase funding and understanding of sickle cell. Make a tax-deductible donation here.

    2. American Sickle Cell Anemia Association: The oldest sickle cell organization in the U.S. (going strong since 1971), ASCAA works to provide "quality and comprehensive services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, counseling and supportive services to individuals and families at risk for Sickle Cell Disease." Click here to donate.

    3. Children's Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.: As an organization specifically geared toward helping kids with sickle cell, CSCF's mission is to "provide social, educational, and economic support for children with sickle cell disease and their families." Not only do they focus on raising awareness for SCD, but for sickle cell trait, as well. Donate here.  

    4. Sickle Cell Society: Based in the UK, SCS uses its donations to fund patient care, research, and educational projects that benefit sickle cell warriors. Some of their project include providing vacations for children with SCD, publishing information literature, and hosting seminars about sickle cell awareness, among other activities. To make a donation, click here.     

    5. Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario: Through initiatives such as community awareness and scholarship grants for students with sickle cell, SCAGO -- a Canadian nonprofit -- is dedicated to improving knowledge of SCD throughout Canada. Here's how you can donate.  

    Which of these organizations do you plan on supporting this Giving Tuesday? Do you have a favorite sickle cell nonprofit that's non included in this list? Add it in the comments below!

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