Welcome to GASCDO

The Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organizations (GASCDO) was inaugurated  in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 10, 2020. It is the first established entity representing individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD) globally.
“Even though there has been an abundance of local and regional patient organizations for SCD, this is the first time that the patient community has decided to form a global alliance. This is a very important opportunity and an exciting challenge to work together to better understand the needs of the global SCD patient community, and to make an effective impact on the science and policy of the disease”, says Lanre Tunji-Ajayi, the interim President/CEO of the Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organizations
In cooperation with other stakeholders in the field ; the organization’s vision is to reduce global incidence of SCD and ensure equitable access to optimal care and treatment by all people with SCD worldwide.

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The GASCDO Board of Directors is pleased to Announce Judy Grandison as its NEW President/CEO!

The GASCDO Board of Directors is pleased to Announce Judy Grandison as its NEW President/CEO! On behalf of the board of directors of GASCDO, it is my greatest pleasure to announce the appointment of Ms. Judy Grandison as President/CEO effective immediately. She is the parent of a child living with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the President of Camp Jumoke (CJ). CJ is Canada’s first medically supervised, overnight camp for children living with SCD established in 1994 in Ontario, Canada… Read more

Announcing GASCDO's Chair of the Board

Issa Ibn Abrahim Ali hails from the Caribbean, the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. He started his professional career as a licensed/registered pharmacist in the public health sector and later moved to being CEO (Pharmacy Manager) in the private sector. This International Master of Business Administration (Health Management) holder has been the President of the Society for Inherited and Severe Blood Disorders Trinidad and Tobago Ltd.) (SISBDTT) (Hemophilia; Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease) for the past eight years. Read more

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