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The Collaborative is a joint effort between Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, regional healthcare providers, sickle cell advocacy partners and local African American community leaders. We have come together to champion the needs of sickle cell patients by raising awareness and engaging the community.  We believe compassionate influencers like you can make a difference in our community.  With partners like Carolinas HealthCare System, Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency, and individual community advocates we’re excited about the difference this collaborative can make in the lives of local sickle cell patients.
Our mission to advocate for local sickle cell patients in need of specially matched blood from African American blood donors. The collaborative seeks to educate and inspire African Americans to host community blood drives and donate blood so the needs of local sickle cell patients will be met by local donors. 
Our ViSion to cultivate hope, inspire compassion and improve the quality of life for local sickle cell patients. 
Why Do We Need a Sickle Cell Collaborative? 
how can you help?
Spread the Word | You can start now by sharing the link to this information on your Facebook and other social media outlets. Or by using the hashtag #StepUp4Sickle!

Host a Blood Drive | We’re always looking for passionate people to host a drive to help meet the local need for blood. 

Tell Your Sickle Story | Do you, a friend or family member have sickle cell disease? We would love to hear and share your story.

Become an Ambassador | Join our Carolinas Sickle Cell Collaborative, which brings together people and organizations dedicated to making a difference in the lives of local SCD patients. Email or call us for more information: 704-972-4727
Support our efforts and Join the Conversation! 
Carolinas Sickle Cell Collaborative