Sickle Cell Statehouse Day

Sickle Cell Statehouse Day is just over 2 weeks away on Jan. 30th. We’re calling all supporters of Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative to come out & help raise awareness! Transportation is available, but seating is limited. Contact Karen Gant-Johnson at to reserve your seat today. Check out the press release below: Martin Center […]

Join the Chain at the Bleed Blue Blood Drive

Join the Chain at the Bleed Blue Blood Drive

When was the last time you donated blood and had a blast while doing so? Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative will join Indiana Blood Center for the 13th Annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive on Saturday, at Lucas Oil Stadium, located at 500 S. Capitol Ave., from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MCSCI will be taking […]

Rally for PEP

Are you the parent of a child with Sickle Cell Disease? Are you interested in learning new parenting techniques and bonding with other Sickle Cell parents? Parents Empowering Parents is great way to accomplish these goals. Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative implemented PEP to help enhance the lives of families affected by Sickle Cell. PEP […]

SCD Research Could Still Use a Boost

The amount of money spent on SCD research pales in comparison to that of other diseases that do not seem to discriminate on the basis of ethnicity.  From the time it was “discovered” in 1910 until 1972, only $1 million had been spent on SCD research.  That averages out to $16,129 per year!  It’s no […]