Sickle Cell Trait and Sickle Cell Disease are conditions that are genetically inherited or passed down from your parents. Easterseals Sickle Cell program is targeted towards individuals who have Sickle Cell Disease and to those at risk for Sickle Cell Trait.
Easterseals offers educational information about Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait at local health fairs, schools, etc and to community groups. Our presentation can vary in time from 20 minutes to 45 minutes, we have a PowerPoint presentation and/or handout materials. Call the Easterseals Sickle Cell Educator
(386–589–3302) to schedule a presentation or attendance at a health fair.
Individuals recently identified with Sickle Cell Trait will be provided an educational session to help them understand the implications of having Sickle Cell Trait and how it may impact their health and well-being throughout their life.
Sickle Cell Disease affects one of every 500 black or African-American births and about one out of every 36,000 Hispanic American births. Individuals with Sickle Cell Disease can have complications such as a crisis, infection, eye disease, or stroke. Easterseals offers case management for individuals with Sickle Cell Disease provided by a registered nurse. The goal of case management is to increase the individual’s (or their parent’s) understanding of the disease so that they can live a more healthy life and participate actively in their own care. To refer an individual for case management services call the Director of the Sickle Cell Program at Easterseals (386-589-3892).