Mission Statement

The Bahamas Sickle Cell Association is dedicated to advocating and encouraging continued research for a cure for Sickle Cell Disease while working to enhance the quality of healthcare, life and services for individuals and families affected by this disease.

Our Vision

To provide education, advocacy and support toward improving the quality of life for all persons at risk with sickle cell disease.

FUTURE GOALS

Bahamas Sickle Cell Association’s Threefold Goals.
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.