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EVERY DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every donation in money or in time helps improve the quality of life of those sufferring from sickle cell anemia and their families. 

WHERE DO MY DONATIONS GO?

Your donations are what allow the realization of projects to help with quality of life, such as a rest center to break the isolation of families, cutting-edge equipment for specialized care, as well as a scholarship program and funds destined for clinical research.  

Family Rest Center

Scholarship Funds

This complementary program aims to bring relief in the form of massage therapy for children, combined with a psychotherapy service for parents to help alleviate the stress, anxiety, and exhaustion associated with living with a child with this disease.

These scholarship and research funds aim to encourage and promote the development of clinical studies to create better treatments for people suffering from this too often forgotten disease.

Massage Therapy and Psychotherapy

Database

This medical database of patients with sickle cell anemia would be instrumental in documenting trends in morbidity and mortality rates, to create more data and help research.

A family rest center would help break the isolation and reduce the burden of stress and exhaustion experienced by families.

  • 1/10 Black persons carry the sickle cell anemia gene.
  • 1/400 children of the community at risk has the disease.
  • 25% possibility that a child will be sick if both parents carry the gene.
  • Over 300, 000 children are born every year with the disease. Of those, 50% will not live past their 5th birthday without sufficient support from birth.  

Sickle Cell Anemia in Numbers

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), sickle cell anemia is one of the four great diseases to be overcome, along with malaria, AIDS, and tuberculosis.

Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Quebec

The Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Quebec (SCAAQ) is a volunteer organization, leader for the cause of children and families who suffer from sickle cell anemia in Quebec. We are a support group for children and families struggling with the disease, and we provide relief services such as a rest and assistance center for families. To stay up-to-date with the latest news about the SCAAQ, sign up for the newsletter !

The generosity of our partners is key in the development and growth of the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Quebec. Their support is inestimable and we would like to thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

"Working together, we can succeed in improving the quality of life of people living with this incurable disease. With your support, we can offer more services to those who need it the most, create awareness for voluntary screening, and invest in research to, one day, eradicate this disease completely. "

Wilson Sanon, President of the SCAAQ

Thank you for your support!

Every donation in money or in time helps improve the quality of life of those sufferring from sickle cell anemia and their families. 

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The Sickle Cell Association of Quebec is incorporated since 2000 with the Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization. (#871305389RR0001)