About Mississippi Sickle
Half match, whole hope: state’s first pediatric haploidentical transplant patient free from sickle cell
What if a cure for your child’s life-threatening sickle cell disease depended on finding a match for a bone marrow transplant?
That was the situation Darold and Joneaset Mitchell of Flowood faced with daughter Kali, who became the first pediatric patient to receive a haploidentical bone marrow transplant in Mississippi.
The transplant was performed by Children’s of Mississippi hematologist/oncologist Dr. Dereck Davis. Read the Full Article Here
The mission of the Mississippi Sickle Cell Foundation is to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell disease through the support of research, public activities and awareness, and patient/family education.
To accomplish their mission, MSCF sponsors educational seminars and workshops, support group meetings, participates in health fairs across the state, support healthcare providers and coordinating activities that benefit patients and families throughout the state.
The MSCF also holds a free annual camp for children ages 6-14, sponsors a free teen retreat for high school juniors and seniors, and aids families in need of social services.