Zahara & Kesha Weeks

Our Vision

Accelerate the development of
genetic therapies aimed at curing sickle cell disease.

Our Mission

The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative was created by the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to:

  1. Use emerging safe and promising genetic therapies to improve the lives of individuals with sickle cell disease.
  2. Actively engage the sickle cell disease community of patients, family members, caregivers and advocates to work together on a path to the cure.
  3. Encourage collaboration among researchers, industry, non-profit organizations, and policy-making agencies who will play a role in curing the disease.