Hematology/Sickle Cell

Why St. Jude for my child's treatment for sickle cell disease?

St. Jude has been researching sickle cell disease since the hospital opened in 1962. The first research grant ever received by the hospital was for the study of sickle cell disease. Since that time, St. Jude has been involved in numerous research studies that have had a major impact on the treatment of sickle cell disease.


St. Jude has a history of developing collaborative research partnerships with the NIH and other institutions throughout the world. In the past, some of these partnerships have led to major improvements in the treatment of children with sickle cell disease.


This leadership, in the fight against sickle cell disease reflects the determination to find cures for diseases that strike children of all races and ethnic background. St. Jude will continue to fight until a safe and readily available cure is found for sickle cell disease.