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The Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center outreach program are caring individuals who enjoy giving back to the community by sharing their time, talents and building relationships. These relationships, based on mutual trust, help facilitate research and integrate research and community service.

To learn more about available opportunities or for us to attend your event, please contact: 

Shaunte Webb Austin

LeeCora Rodgers
Program Coordinator II
Email: lrodgers@uabmc.edu


  • The Sickle Advisory Board (SAB) is composed of ___ individiuals and includes ___. The SAB meets quarterly on the 1st Tuesday at 5:30 P.M. The meeting schedule is November, February, May, and August.

    For more information on the Sickle Advisory Board, contact LeeCora Rodgers (Program Coordinator II), email: lrodgers@uabmc.edu or (205) 388-5510.

  • In addition to reserach and patient care activities conducted with outside hospitals and clinics, UAB has long-standing relationships with local community-based organizations who work closely with our sickle cell program to ensure patients remain faithful to their care plans. These community-based organizations provide representatives that are embedded in each of our clinics to provide education, support, and connection. 

    Our community partners are indispensable to our ongoing success. These organizations are often the philanthropic fundraising arms that help meet financial needs as well as community engagement.

    • North Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation — Huntsville

    • SCDA-West Alabama Chapter — Northport

    • Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation — Birmingham

    • SCDAA-Mobile Chapter, Inc.

    • Sickle Cell Foundation of The River Region — Montgomery

    • Southeast Alabama Sickle Cell Association, Inc. — Tuskegee