Media Release

SCDAC/AAFC Newborn Screening Approved in Nova Scotia- April 4th 2013
Stem-cell donation ‘chance to save a life’ says ex-basketball star- Feb.21st 2013
Families, Children Benefit from Expansion of Newborn Screening Program-NS Department of Health and Wellness-April 22nd 2013
SCDAC- Dr. Olujohungbe
Globe & Mail- Canada has no national standard for newborn screening. Here’s why it should- August 2013                                                                                                 The trials and tribulations of chronic transfusion in pediatric SCD: Progress from STOP to TWiTCH?                                                                                                                     Complications Associated with Sickle Cell Trait: A Brief Narrative Review

Newborn screening in Nova Scotia-April 1st 2014                                                                                                                                                                        Newborn Screening in Prince Edward Island- Nov. 28th 2014

Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Extends Funding to Red Blood Disorders Clinic-TGH: Feb 27th 2017

SCDAC/Pfizer Announce the First National Research Program for SCD- Nov. 14th 2017


CBC- Public umbilical cord blood bank launches in Ottawa.
Dr. Robert Klaassen speaks to CBC on the importance of the public cord blood banking
Click here to listen/read the interview.

National Research Focus Meeting of The SCDAC/AAFC was Exceedingly Successful!

March 31st 2017 was a day like none other in Toronto as Canadian scientists, clinicians, advocates, patients and parents with sickle cell disease (SCD) met with one focus- to determine as well as push forward the Canadian SCD Research Agenda. The elaborate meeting lasted 7.5 hours with panel discussions and focus group deliberations. We are grateful to the Canadian researchers, clinicians, families and the industry including Novartis Canada for supporting the 1st National Sickle Cell Disease Research Focus Meeting. Folks attended from every Canadian province- and we are truly impressed by the show of interest in the national SCD research. Thank you!.

World Sickle Cell Day-Blood Drive- June 18th 2016