Sickle Cell Disease State Plan
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Nutrition and Immunity
Anna M. Johnson, MHSA, RD, LD
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.