NC Registry and Surveillance for Hemoglobinopathies (RuSH) Fact Sheets:
Providing Hope for a Brighter Future
The North Carolina Sickle Cell Syndrome Program was established in 1973. The program is part of the Department of Health and Human Services > Division of Public Health > Women's and Children's Health Section > Women's Health Branch.
The program offers comprehensive services for individuals and their families affected by the disease, as well as education and genetic counseling for the general public.
North Carolina Sickle Cell Syndrome Program is committed to providing quality care and services through its system of Regional Sickle Cell Educator/Counselors, comprehensive medical centers and community-based organizations. The program works closely with the Governor’s appointed Council on Sickle Cell Syndrome to address the changing needs and issues of the sickle cell community. By working together, these organizations "Bring Hope and a Brighter Future" to persons living with sickle cell disease and their families.
The mission of the program is to promote the health and well-being of persons with sickle cell disease through the reduction of morbidity and mortality and the heightened awareness of the disease and its complications.