Is a private, not-for-profit organization that administers public funds, private grants and donations for education and services to persons with Sickle Cell Disease/Trait and their families in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

In response to the health risk of COVID-19 all trainings and meetings hosted by the Sickle Cell Foundation and its programs have been postponed until further notice.  We hope this does not cause any inconvenience but believe that social distancing is appropriate at this time.
We will continue to provide information through delivery methods that ensure the health and safety of our participants, staff and host agencies.
The Florida Department of Health (Department) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor the current outbreak of COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date CDC guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated to local partners. To see the latest case count please visit COVID-19 page, the Department is coordinating with our local partners to investigate, confirm, contain and report any cases.
For information from the CDC and the World Health Organization on COVID-19, please visit:
Please feel free to contact our office at 561-833-3113 or info@sicklecellpbc.org
We appreciate your continued support during this time and look forward to providing in-person services again in the near future.


Sickle Cell Facts

Millions of people throughout the world are affected with Sickle Cell disease which is why hospitals in the United States screen all newborn babies.   Sickle Cell is common among individulas whose ancestors are from sub-Saharan Africa, Spanish-speaking regions in the Western Hemisphere (South America, Cuba, and Central America), Saudi Arabia, India, and Mediterranean countries such as Turkey, Greece, and Italy.