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LET'S 

CHANGE IN
SICKLE CELL

LET'S 

CHANGE IN
SICKLE CELL

There have been significant strides in the way we think about and treat sickle cell, but there's still more work to be done. Whether you’re living with sickle cell, a parent, caregiver, ally, or someone living with sickle cell trait, you have the power to transform lives and spark new conversations.

There have been significant strides in the way we think about and treat sickle cell, but there's still more work to be done. Whether you’re living with sickle cell, a parent, caregiver, ally, or someone living with sickle cell trait, you have the power to transform lives and spark new conversations.

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Photo of Renisha, living with sickle cell disease

LET'S 

CHANGE IN
SICKLE CELL

LET'S 

CHANGE IN
SICKLE CELL

There have been significant strides in the way we think about and treat sickle cell, but there's still more work to be done. Whether you’re living with sickle cell, a parent, caregiver, ally, or someone living with sickle cell trait, you have the power to transform lives and spark new conversations.

Explore sickle cell through a different lens: Uncover the physical and emotional impact.

Explore sickle cell through a different
lens: Uncover the physical and
emotional impact.

You’re not in this alone. Learn how to build your sickle cell care team and how you can advocate for better care.

You’re not in this alone. Learn how to build
your sickle cell care team and how you can
advocate for better care.

Knowledge is power—learn about the genetic cause of sickle cell.

Knowledge is power—learn
about the genetic cause of sickle cell.


Knowledge is power—learn about
the genetic cause of sickle cell.

Every voice, no matter how big or small, can spark a conversation and help drive change for sickle cell. Sign up to stay informed and connected.

Every voice, no matter how big or small, can
spark a conversation and help drive change
for sickle cell. Sign up to stay informed and
connected.

Change Starts Today
SICKLE CELL

We’re here to keep moving forward. To gain momentum. To build a community united for change in sickle cell.

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We tell the story.
We show the faces. Because the ones who have the disease, they’re fighting for their life.”

—Joyce, Parent 

We tell the story.
We show the faces.
Because the ones who have the disease, they’re fighting for their life.”

—Joyce, Parent 

Photo of Aaron, a sickle cell survivor, and Joyce, her parent.

We're in this, together.
We're in this, together.

At bluebird bio, we’re committed to supporting all those impacted by sickle cell. SparkSickleCellChange.com was created in collaboration with the below advocacy organizations who helped spark the making of this website.

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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America logo
As One Foundation logo

No matter where you are in your journey with sickle cell, you’ll find information here for you. This site was designed to provide you with support in addition to your care team. Together we can face each day fearlessly, and be the spark for change.

Real people impacted by sickle cell helped inspire the making of this site and are part of the Be the Spark campaign, sponsored by bluebird bio. bluebird bio compensates these contributors for their time and the content they provide. Information provided by Be the Spark is for educational purposes and does not constitute medical advice.

All photographs for Be the Spark were taken by Dana Scruggs.
Read more about Dana.