We are a community organisation supporting individuals and their families living with sickle cell or thalasseamia blood disorders across Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and surrounding areas
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Support Project
Traits are healthy carriers of sickle cell and thalassaemia, most people who carry the trait do not know they have it.
Treatments are improving quickly- people can live a long life if they receive the right treatment.
Because sickle cell and thalassaemia are genetic diseases they can occur in any population.
You only get sickle cell or thalassaemia by inheriting genes from your parents.
It is just as important for men to get screened as it is for women.
You can't tell you are a carrier unless you have a blood test.
Affected young person
"The project has really supported me ever since I was young. Even now they are helping and supporting me with my transition which is a big change. Thank you."