SICKLE CELL DISEASE

Advocacy

MSCDA along with other community organizations in Maryland host an annual sickle cell education day in Annapolis. This is where we educate our legislature about the importance of sickle cell disease and how it impacts our lives. We have had success in passing bills in 2018 and 2019
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Thank You Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (Ret.)

Maryland Senator Shirley Nathan-Pulliam (D-Dist. 44 Balt. City and Balt. County), member of the Senate, January 14, 2015 to December 1, 2019. retired December 1, 2019 was a Sickle Cell Champion for the years she served in the Senate and before, the 20 years served in the House of Delegates.

While in the Senate and House, Sen. Nathan-Pulliam was a tireless fighter for persons living with sickle cell disease. Sen. Nathan-Pulliam was instrumental in securing funding the sickle cell infusion center at Johns Hopkins and was the lead sponsor for the sickle cell bills passed in 2018 and 2019.

The sickle cell community in Maryland owes Sen. Nathan-Pulliam a debt of gratitude. Sen. Nathan-Pulliam we will miss your presence in Annapolis and we thank you for all you have done!

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