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"While we celebrate the gains realized over the past 100 years, the need for advancement remains. There is still no widely available cure and there is still only one drug with FDA approval for the treatment of adults with sickle cell disease."

Priscilla Hill-Ardoin, Founder

You can help by supporting our mission to Increase Awareness, Enhance Treatment, Promote Prevention, and Advance the Cure for persons with sickle cell anemia.


"We are going after chest syndrome because this is the most lethal, after sudden death in infancy ... by far the most serious problem in sickle cell disease."

David G. Nathan, M.D.    

"The Aaron Ardoin Foundation Visiting Professorship on sickle cell disease will help to open the lines of communication within the medical community and keep sickle cell visible among researchers."

Michael DeBaun, M.D., M.P.H.


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The Aaron Ardoin Foundation Supporting Sickle Cell Research & Education is helping to improve the lives of persons affected by sickle cell disease and has undertaken several efforts, including: 


  • Engaging with community stakeholders to raise awareness of sickle cell disease.
  • Providing grants to local community organizations to fund adult education workshops on sickle cell.
  • Awarding grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that support sickle cell disease research and education. 
  • Endowing a Visiting Professorship for sickle cell disease The Aaron Ardoin Visiting Professorship on Sickle Cell at the Washington University School of Medicine is made possible through the support of David and Thelma Steward and World Wide Technology Inc., a St. Louis based high tech-company, in honor of Aaron and to elevate awareness and the science of sickle cell disease.



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