The Organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Research (OSCAR), Bristol was started in 1984 by one of the cities outstanding black pioneers, the late Owen Henry, with help from the West Indian Parents and Friends Association. Their aim was to raise awareness of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia in Bristol.
OSCAR Bristol is a voluntary organisation and registered charity (1017124) whose primary role is to improve the quality of health and well-being for individuals and families living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia. As the only Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre in Bristol and the South West Region of England, we play a crucial role in providing effective services for those affected by these genetic blood disorders.
Here at OSCAR Bristol we are committed to delivering a quality of service that does not vary in quality on account of gender, ethnicity, religion, geographic location or socio-economic status and our vision is to always promote and advance initiatives that focus on those affected by Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.
The services we provide are as follows, but are not limited to these:
· Patient Support
· Mentoring & Befriending
· Advice, Guidance & Information
· Social Events & Outings
· Workshops & Health Promotion Events
· Volunteering, Training & Education
· Positive Activities for Children & Young Adults
Our mission at OSCAR Bristol is to help to improve the quality of health and well-being for individuals and families living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia.