COVID-19 Newsletter

Masks and hand sanitizers at our Association’s headoffice

Starting May 11, 2020, we will have masks and hand sanitizers at our Association’s headoffice. You will be able to come and pick them up by appointment only 2 days a week.

COVID-19

8 recommendations for sickle cell patients

Our knowledge about the risks of COVID-19 in people with sickle cell disease is still very limited, but there is enough evidence to say that if you have sickle cell disease, you are at risk.

Cancellation of the 2020 Benefit Gala

Due to the circumstances currently prevailing with the COVID-19, we have decided to cancel this year’s Benefit Gala announced for May 30, 2020 at the Montreal Science Centre.

Every donation makes a difference

Your donations allow the realization of several projects improving the quality of life.

Video tribute

The philanthropy award was presented to Mr. Wilson Sanon at the second edition of the Gala Dynasty held on February 3, 2018 in Tohu.

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.

Our projects

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

Screening in newborns

Available free of charge to all newborns eligible for the Quebec Health Insurance Plan.

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