"Ignite an Era of Renewed Awareness to 

Sickle Cell Disease"


Throughout pandemic, sickle cell patients suffer quietly at home

October 2020

Rivipansel Granted FDA’s Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for SCD

October 2020

Medications Activating sGC Protein May Have Promise as SCD Therapy, Study Shows

October 2020

Upcoming Webinars

PIPC Webinar on the Use of Value Assessments for Cell and Gene Therapy

October 8, 2020       2 pm ET

Real World Data Mapping – Identifying and Navigating Data Sources Globally

October 5, 2020       9 am EDT

PCORI: New Evidence to Inform Decisions

October 5, 2020       1 pm ET

Advocacy and empowerment


This program is supported via a grant from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.

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What Is Sickle Cell?

This is a genetic disorder that affects hemoglobin in red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein that carries oxygen to all parts of the body.

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Who Are We?

Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness of San Francisco (SCAASF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that came into existence in 2014 after our founder's son Kareem M. Jones passed away in 2013 from complications with sickle cell disease. 

Our Mission

Broaden public awareness about sickle cell disease

Advocate for patients and families for access to quality compassionate healthcare

Educate to empower

Establish a comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Care & Resource center in San Francisco  for people living with sickle cell disease to improve care and relations.

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Phone: NeDina Brocks-Capla (415) 720-4458


Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness of San Francisco (SCAASF)

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This website is dedicated to my son, Kareem Marcellas Jones