Your tax deductible donation will help change the lives of countless individuals and families affected by this painful disease. 


We are a 100% volunteer-led, community-based, not-for-profit organization. 

Your tax deductible gift helps us to continue providing:

  • Sickle Cell Disease & Trait Education

  • Prescription assistance

  • Transportation assistance

  • Patient Financial Assistance

  • Hardship Assistance

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, your donations are helping us to meet the growing needs of families who have been physically, economically and emotionally devastated during this difficult time. 



The sickle cell community in Minnesota has been honored to have Dr. Stephen Nelson as a tireless and passionate provider to patients and families with sickle cell disease. 

Since joining Children’s Minnesota in 1993 he has dedicated his medical career to not only understanding and treating this complex hereditary blood disorder, but also the challenges faced by the many families that are disproportionately impacted by this disease.

Dr. Nelson will be retiring on January 8,2021 and it is now our turn to honor him. The Sickle Cell Foundation of Minnesota (SickleCellMN) has established the Dr. Stephen C. Nelson Scholarship as an enduring tribute to his passionate service to our community. The endowment will provide economically challenged high school students with academic scholarships for post-secondary education.

This endowments serves as one of the most significant ways to express your values, make a financial impact, and honor Dr. Nelson. Please consider what a meaningful gift would be for you. Gifts may be extended over several years to maximize the impact of your donation.


We are excited about the creation of the Dr. Stephen C. Nelson Scholarship Endowment and deeply appreciate your donation to this beautiful gift of love.