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Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation

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About Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a term used for a group of hereditary disorders of the red blood cells, affecting approximately one out of every 400 African-Americans in the United States.

There are approximately 1,000,000 African Americans living in Mississippi, which means there are at least 2,500 African Americans in Mississippi living with sickle cell disease at any one time.

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Shady Oaks M. B. Church, Collins, MS
Maurice F. Lucas, Sr. Grand Chapter OES, PHA

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New Chapters Sprung up across Mississippi


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Programs Initiated
Since 1997


Across MS

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2022 Camp Sickle Stars Canceled

We regret to inform you Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation's Camp Sickle Stars has been canceled due to COVID-19's impact in our communities in Mississippi and across the country. We will update if there are any changes, but as of now, that's the decision at this time.   
I​f you have questions, call us at 601-366-5874 or email

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Programs & Scholarships

Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation invites all potential applicants to apply for the Iyers-Smith Scholarship or the Markeda Mims Scholarship. Application deadline is June 30th for either scholarship with awards given in August.

​Click on either of the graphics above to view the full eligibility requirements or click the button below to apply.

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