Improving the quality of life
SCAQ is a voluntary organization , a leader in the cause of children and all people with sickle cell disease in Quebec
How are your donations used?
Every donation makes a difference and allows the realization several projects improving the quality of life such as family respite center to break the isolation , donations advanced equipment for specialized care, a scholarship program and the setting funds feet for clinical research.
Widespread than any other genetic disease
The sickle cell disease is more prevalent than any other genetic disease such as cystic fibrosis , Phenylketonuria (PKU ) , Hemophilia , Tay -Sachs and muscular dystrophy . According to the World Health Organization (WHO) , sickle cell anemia is recognized as one of the 4 plagues , as well as malaria , AIDS and tuberculosis.
The fight against this incurable disease
Currently sickle cell disease is incurable, but adequate medical care can reduce the impact of some if its effects . Pain in the person with sickle cell disease should be treated quickly and effectively since more often than not, it will reoccur.
Every donation makes a difference
Every donation makes a difference and allows the realization several projects improving the quality of life such as family respite center, donations advanced equipment and the setting funds feet for clinical research.
Screening in newborns
Screening in newborns
Available free of charge to all newborns eligible for the Quebec Health Insurance Plan.
SCAAQ camp 2017 This year again, many children and their parents participated in this edition of our annual camp. Nothing could stop this year’s group, not even a covered sky, and all for the greatest pleasure of big and little ones! Partners The generosity of the...
Fundraising Gala 2017 On April 29th, the 11th SCAQ Fundraising Gala took place at the Hotel Hyatt in Montreal under the theme Black tie 007. More than 290 guests were present and were able to attend various performances as well as presentations introducing the work of...
Christmas time at the SCAAQ The holiday season was like always a time for everyone to get together at the SCAAQ. First, the Young Adults Network got together for a cocktail dinner. It was a time highly enjoyed by all, giving an opportunity to connect with others and...
Symposium 2016 November 5th, the SCAAQ had the pleasure to be hosted by the IRCM for the 6th edition of our symposium on sickle cell anemia. Professionals, patients and their families and friends had a full day to connect and discuss on different matters of the...
The generosity of the partners plays a key role in the development and growth of the Sickle Cell Anemia Association of Quebec. Their support is invaluable. We thank them from the heart.