(Part 2 of 2) Nancy Rene, a patient advocate for the Sickle Cell Foundation of California, spoke to the CIRM Governing Board at the "Spotlight on Disease Team Awards: Stem Cell Therapy for Sickle Cell Anemia" seminar. Through photos and stories, Rene described the impact of sickle cell anemia on her grandson's life. She also spoke about the importance of support services for sickle cell patients and continued research for a cure. Rene was introduced by Bert Lubin, a CIRM Governing Board member and president of the Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland.
For more information see our sickle cell disease fact sheet