World Sickle Cell Day is June 19, 2017. In 2008,the United National General Assembly adopted a resolution recognizing sickle cell anemia as a public health problem. In 2009, the General Assembly adopted the first World Sickle Cell Day to raise awareness about sickle cell disease. This year, the UN designated June 19, 2017 as World Sickle Cell Day. Although the world is recognizing sickle cell disease, it seems we are taking a step backwards in the United States. To make your voice heard join IASCNAPA in celebrating World Sickle Cell Day by writing your congressman and senators to express your strong opposition to President Trump's budget which recommends cuts for funding for Sickle Cell Disease, Heritable Diseases, Newborn Screening programs, Medicaid, and other programs supporting anti-poverty efforts.

Ann Earles and group Welcome to the official site of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA), the only association of nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and other health care professionals caring for individuals with sickle cell disease. The association was established in 1990, and membership is open to everyone.

Mission Statement:

The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA) recognizes its responsibility to maintain high standards in the provision of quality and accessible health care services for individuals with sickle cell disease. IASCNAPA is committed to strengthening the relationship between nurses and physician assistants who care for patients with sickle cell disease.

The nurse and physician assistant make significant contributions that further the depth of knowledge about sickle cell disease. Our cooperative efforts allow us to play vital roles in clinical research as demonstrated by our participation in National Institutes of Health studies that have defined the natural history of sickle cell disease and proven the efficacy of prophylactic penicillin for children with the disease.

For more information about our organization, see the Goals and Objectives page.

Updated 6/19/2017

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