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SCTPN, The Sickle Cell/ Thalassemia Patients Network

by Sharon Gayle March 27, 2010

When invited to attend the SCTPN, 17th Anniversary Dinner & Dance Benefit, I gladly accepted their invitation. Off course I want to join them in celebrating and saluting the distinguished individuals who generously provide extraordinary care, compassion and understanding to those living with Sickle Cell and/or Thalassemia. 

The evening’s honorees and awards received were:

Community Service Award:

U.S. Representative Yvette D. Clark, New York 11th Congressional District

Distinguished Service Award:

Scot T. Miller, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Jean D’Augustine, MD, Internal Medicine

Outstanding Service Award:

The Klau 8 Nurses, Montefiore Medical Center.


Sickle Cell/Thalassemia Patients Network (SCTPN) began in 1989 at Brooklyn Jewish Hospital (now known as Interfaith Medical Center) located in Brooklyn, NY, as a an adult and parent support group for individuals with inherited blood disorders. 

In 1993 Sickle Cell Thalassemia Patients Network (SCTPN) was incorporated as a volunteer, not-for-profit organization by its founding members (adults living with Sickle Cell disease, Thalassemia and other hemoglobin disorders) to serve the larger community by providing a face and a voice for these under-represented health issues.

For more on the great work that SCTPN is doing go to
www.sctpn.org. In addition, stay tuned to the GayleForce Blog and Audio for segments on Sickle Cell and Thalassemia. ~SG.