Task Force News

A Personal Story about Pain

What is pain? Some say that pain is just a mental sign of weakness. Some say it’s the physical aspect of the growth and regeneration of your body. Do you…

A Day at the Capital

On Wednesday February 1st I had the pleasure of going to Olympia for “Have a heart for kids day”. On this great trip I was joined by Foxy, Jason, Salome…

Pain Control: An Interview with Robin Matthews

Robin Matthews is a Family Nurse Practitioner at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Robin graduated from Columbia School of Nursing, in New York, with an M.S. in 2009. Robin has been…

Pizza Night: Pain Medicines Discussion Group

Our last pizza night was held on October 20, 2012 at Round Table Pizza in Federal Way. The discussion topic for the evening was Pain Medication. We had a great…

What is Hydroxyurea?

Is a chemotherapy agent with a potent effect on the bone marrow. The agent was used for many years to treat people with certain types of cancer. Hydroxyurea is an…

Sickle Cell Pain with Dr. Bender

Dr. Bender is a Doctor of Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Hematology at Odessa Brown’s Children’s Clinic in Seattle. He has been working with Sickle Cell patients for about 15 years.

Hemoxide: A New Alternative for Pain Relief?

Sickle Cell Anemia affects over 70,000 people in the U.S. alone. For most people with the disease one consequence is severe pain. If they’re lucky, the pain lasts for a…

February 2013 Newsletter

Download the complete January 2013 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about Pain Management, Hydroxyurea and A Day at the Capitol.

September 2012 Newsletter

Download the complete September 2012 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about Sickle Cell Camp 20th Anniversary and Internships.

December 2010 Newsletter

Download the complete December 2010 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about 2010 Year at-a-Glance, 5th Annual Sickle Cell Walk, Sickle Cell Camp, L.I.P.S. Event, and…

May 2010 Newsletter

Download the complete May 2010 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about Tips for the Emergency Room, Members of the Sickle Cell Community, Sickle Cell Camp,…

January 2010 Newsletter

Download the complete January 2010 newsletter in a PDF format to read the following articles about 100th Anniversary of Sickle Cell Anemia in Western Culture, Living with Sickle Cell Disease,…