1. TO CREATE AN EDUCATION PLATFORM
The BSCA would like to make a sustained impact on society through public awareness with quarterly educational support forums. We believe that we can host these forums in locations throughout the Bahamas which will have the broadest impact to society. We envision a registry for persons with the trait as well as the full-blown disease. The information gained will support and expand our existing educational information platform for children and adults living with the disease.
2. TO CREATE SOLUTIONS FOR ONGOING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The ability to procure and distribute oxygen concentrators as well as be the advocate for relevant medication that will help persons and their families make significant contributions to society, it will mean less pain, less crises, ability to work for sustained periods and less drain on individual private health insurance.
3. TO BE A SOURCE OF HOPE AND SUPPORT
BSCA’s future vision is to ensure that a wing at the Princess Margaret Hospital is assigned for Sickle Cell Disease recovery, which will include machines for hydration, oxygen and relevant pain medication on site to deal exclusively with persons born with this disease. Our aim is for long life and a consistently good quality of care.