Sickle Cell Disease

Handing Over Ceremony

“Blood Refrigerator Donation to the Princess Margaret Hospital”

On Thursday June, 18th 2015, the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation will be holding an official ceremony to donate a Blood Refrigerator to the Princess Margaret Hospital. In July 2014, the Sickle Cell Cares Foundation partnered with Save Against Sickling, based in Connecticut, USA, to engage in. “The Island Project”. The first phase of this project was to raise funds and to procure a blood refrigerator to aid the Princess Margaret Hospital, and the Ministry of Health, in its capacity to store blood.

The handing over ceremony will take place at the Conference Room at the Princess Margaret Hospital (upstairs the old APU Building), commencing at 5:00 p.m. The iB111 is a single door iSeries® Blood Bank Refrigerator with a 165-blood bag capacity. It features the i.C³ full-color touchscreen monitor with downloading, maximum temperature uniformity, and superior cabinet construction.

The Sickle Cell Cares Foundation was founded in January 2013 by Ms. Kellyn George who hails from the community of Mahaut. Ms George experienced the trials of Sickle Cell disease throughout her childhood days. However these trials have made Ms. George a stronger, wiser person and she has grown to become a Champion for empowering others to conquer this disease. Ms George has since been recognized by the Queen’s Jubilee Trust, and has been chosen along with 59 other persons across the Commonwealth to be receiving the first ever Queen’s Young Leader’s Award to be presented by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in London on June 22nd, 2015.

Save Against Sickling is a non-profit organization established by Dr Felicia Truong, MD, a former student of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr Truong was inspired to establish this organization during a Biochemistry class, after listening to a guest speaker who suffered from Sickle Cell Disease. Stories of excruciating aches in all of his bones, gasping for his next breath, painful swelling in his hands and incessantly worrying about his health from drinking enough water in the sweltering heat under the Caribbean sun to avoiding potential infections that surrounded him everywhere. 

The Sickle Cell Cares Foundation in partnership with Save Against Sickling is therefore seeking your support in highlighting the Official Handing Over Ceremony of the Blood Refrigerator to the Princess Margaret Hospital, and Ministry of Health by extension. This is part of the activities to celebrate International Sickle Cell Day 2015, to be observed on Friday June 19th, 2015. The Sickle Cell Cares Foundation extends a warm invitation to your Media House to attend the event. The Sickle Cell Cares Foundation and Save Against Sickling thank you in advance for your kind consideration and look forward to your response. Have a blessed day.

For further information please consider the following contact information:

NamePositionTelephone #Email Address
Kellyn George Founder &
Felicia Truong 

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