Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas (SCPOC) is a non‐profit 501c (3) tax exempt organization that exists to "partner" with anyone working to make a difference in the lives of patients and families affected by Sickle Cell Disease. SCPOC was formed in January of 2009. At that time, patients, families and members of the medical community came together informally to meet and discuss ideas involving care and support in the Sickle Cell community. From there, Sickle Cell Partners of the Carolinas came into being and is an organization that consists of patients of all ages, parents, families, caregivers, healthcare workers, social workers and an at large community that cares deeply about those affected by Sickle Cell Disease.
The need for a support organization was expressed to engage patients and families affected by Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait which are inherited blood disorders. From the beginning, the organization has sought ways to make Sickle Cell Disease a part of the medical dialogue in our homes, in our schools, and in the community at large. As a non‐profit organization, SCPOC seeks to be among those providing support and awareness for patients and families. As our name indicates, we are partners in this very important endeavor. By partnering with community organizations, medical facilities and other organizations, we hope to build on providing support, raising awareness and advocating for a cure.