#SickleSmart Summer is a virtual education series for patients, providers, and caregivers, designed by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota to provide information on treating the whole person with sickle cell disease.
Memorial Blood Centers' Medical Director Dr. Jed Gorlin will be one of the featured speakers during the June 27 virtual session, speaking about the importance of precisely matched transfusions and a diverse donor base for sickle cell patient care.
Other SickleSMARTSummer sessions take place July 25 and August 22, and previously recorded sessions are available from Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota.
We are proud to partner with Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota to help save lives in our community. Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities affected by sickle cell disease and sickle cell trait. Sickle cell disease patients often need specially matched blood products and frequent transfusions, and our sickle cell donor program matches patients with donors whose blood is precisely the right type.