The mission of Supporter's is to improve the quality of life for individuals living with sickle cell and thalassemia, children, adults, and their families within the State of Oklahoma, through systematic changes in patient care, policy, education, advocacy, family support, economic, self sufficiency, and awareness.
Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease (Supporters’), Inc., is a comprehensive community-based organization which services individuals and families living with sickle cell and thalassemia disease and trait in Oklahoma. Supporter’s is the center of contact and community service provision for the estimated 40,000 Oklahomans with sickle cell trait and approximate 1,500 Oklahoma families living with sickle cell and thalassemia disease in Oklahoma.
Supporters’ believe self-care management, education, research and development, and economic self-sufficiency is an approach which increases empowerment, advocacy, family self-efficacy and support. Our aspiration is to educate Oklahoma communities, break the sickle cell silence, and increase self esteem; as we improve the overall quality of life for children, adults, and families living with sickle cell/thalassemia disease /trait in Oklahoma.