Our Medical Mission
Special Thanks to the United States Postal Service and Mr. James Gurney. The unveiling of the Sickle Cell disease Awareness Commemorative Stamp has made us all proud.
Prosper Foundation for Sickle Cell
P. O. Box 940184
Plano, Texas 75094
Prosper Foundation held various medical/vision mission trips in March. During these outreaches, we provided free medical and vision care to many who are in need.
It’s because of patients like the ones we have in the pictures that we feel called to provide medical and vision care around the world through hospitals, clinics and short-term outreaches. That care can give people a brighter future, without having to worry if basic ailments will take the lives of their loved ones.
Our desire is to travel to the places where people need the most urgent care. This often sends us to some pretty remote locations, but the result is vital care that is literally saving lives.
Index of Blood Bank Information
What is Sickle Cell Disease?
Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited disease that affects our hemoglobin. Inherited means it is passed from mothers and fathers to their children. Hemoglobin is a special protein substance inside the red blood cells that is responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs and takes it to every part of the body. Every person has two copies of the hemoglobin gene. A change in the hemoglobin from the normal hemoglobin type may cause the symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease. Hemoglobin also gives blood its rich red color.