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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 for Sickle Research & Education is dedicated to raising funds necessary to provide the much needed resources to advance the cure for sickle cell disease and to assist those who suffer from this chronic, debilitating, and often fatal disease. Priscilla Hill-Ardoin established the foundation in 2005 in honor of her son Aaron Ardoin, who died at the age of 23 due to complications from sickle cell disease. 


Operating under the auspices of the San Antonio Area Foundation, The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Cell Research and Education benefits from best in class operating practices and a staff of professionals with significant experience in philanthropy.  Of the many challenges related to sickle cell disease, including those impacting research, therapeutic treatment, accessibility to proper care and promising scientific advances, the lack of awareness and insufficient levels of funding are paramount. 


The Aaron Ardoin Foundation for Sickle Cell Research & Education stands as a vehicle of hope for the courageous children, adults and families that suffer with the disease.

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