The Foundation hosts community education seminars and join many organizations in partnership at various health fairs, and conducts testing in interested school systems throughout the State of Georgia about Sickle Cell Disease and other abnormal hemoglobins.
The Foundation participates with an exhibit booth or, when feasible, by bringing the Mobile Health Unit. Consent cards are required for testing. Minors must provide parental consent cards, available on the website (below).
The Foundation is particularly busy during September, which is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Most educational programs are free, however, testing and laboratory services as well as some specialty classes designed for healthcare professionals — (with or without continuing education credits), may require a registration fee.
Additionally, Foundation staff participates in health fairs and conferences at the request of community organizations, nonprofits, fraternities and sororities, churches, and businesses in Georgia. Education, screening and other activities may be available to your group. Due to the rising costs of medical supplies, transportation costs, and laboratory services, the Foundation cannot offer free testing. The Foundation accepts medical insurance and donations. Groups must meet Minimum participation numbers to conduct screenings at health fairs.