About STAR:

The Sickle Transplant Alliance for Research (STAR) is a non-profit organization created by a group of pediatric hematology and stem cell transplant doctors.

Our Mission Statement:

STAR seeks to enhance the lives of children suffering from sickle cell disease through blood and marrow transplantation. We conduct research to create better transplant approaches-ones that safely achieve cure for the greatest number.

Why is STAR needed?

Established sickle cell disease organizations provide important support services for families caring for children with this devastating disease. Unfortunately, no large organization exists with a focus only on research to cure sickle cell disease. This research is best advanced through clinical studies involving many different institutions. STAR provides both critical funding as well as an organized collaborative network for this important research.