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Sickle Cell Disease State Plan

SCDHEC

Many individuals, agencies, and organizations from across the state combined to produce the SC Sickle Cell Disease State Plan.  This resulted in creation of a plan to address the care and treatment of persons living with SCD across the lifespan in South Carolina.

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Nutrition Tips

Smart Snacking and Recipes

Diet and food choices are very important for people living with Sickle Cell. High protein snacks such as low fat cottage cheese, low fat cheese, nuts and hard boiled eggs are good choices.  The protein leaves you more satisfied than carbohydrates. 

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LD Barksdale Utility Assistance

L.D. Barksdale Utility Assistance Policy

L.D. Barksdale Sickle Cell Foundation seeks to support those who have Sickle Cell Disease. As a part of this support, we offer utility assistance for those in need. Please read the Utility Assistance Policy for more information.

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Ride United

United Way of the Piedmont Transportation Assistance

In partnership with Spartanburg Community College and SC Works, United Way of the Piedmont's Ride United program helps people in Spartanburg and Cherokee Counties get to work. 

Vaccine

Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

Click the red button below!

Please click below for Covid 19 vaccination information from DHEC! 

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Nutrition Tip: Hydration

The Importance of Hydration and Recipes

Fluid needs are more intense during hot weather, which we have an abundance of in South Carolina! Also, fluid needs increase with lots of physical activity. 

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Farmer's Market Adventure

Visit a Farmer's Market Near You!

Many farmer’s markets throughout South Carolina have opened for the season. If you haven’t visited your local farmer’s market, I urge you to do so! 

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High Blood Pressure

How your diet can help with management

Chronically high blood pressure can cause damage to your blood vessels and internal organs, including your heart. High blood pressure has been called a silent threat because the condition itself has no symptom and affects nearly half of the U.S. adult population. Engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors at all stages of life can help to decrease your risk.

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Understanding the Impact of Sickle Cell Disease

American Society of Hematology

Want to know more about Sickle Cell Disease? Click the red button below to read facts and statistics from the American Society of Hematology.

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Nutrition and Immunity

Anna M. Johnson, MHSA, RD, LD

SC DHEC

Children and youth with special health care needs

During flu season, people often seek special foods that are believed to be immunity boosters.  Our immune system is designed to protect us from infection and is influenced by our diet among other factors.