Our Aim Is To Make The Lives Of People Living With Sickle Cell Disease Easier
We help people with sickle cell avoid hospital admissions which plays a very big part in their mental health. We campaign to help raise awareness of sickle cell disease in the wider community, to help educate, and where possible influence others to understand and adapt where they can, creating a better world for everyone.
We advocate for people living with genetic blood disorders such as Sickle Cell and Thalassemia, and survivors of associated complications including stroke and other health issues resulting to disability. We also help their carers, and those in their immediate support network.
Our area of operation covers Walsall, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Sandwell in the West Midland of England.
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Plasma of Hope: Befriending Services
Plasma of Hope is delighted to introduce our Befriending Services, a heartfelt initiative aimed at supporting individuals who are living with sickle cell disease. This service is graciously funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.
What is Befriending?
Our Befriending Services involves pairing individuals living with sickle cell disease with compassionate volunteers who are committed to offering emotional support, companionship, and a listening ear. Our volunteers are specially trained to understand the unique challenges faced by those living with sickle cell disease and are here to stand alongside them in their journey.
- Regular Phone Calls: Our befrienders make regular phone calls to check in, chat, and offer encouragement.
- Home Visits: For those who prefer face-to-face interaction, our befrienders can make home visits, providing companionship and moral support. Please note that home visits are conducted following all necessary health guidelines to ensure the safety of both parties.
- Mental Health Support: Living with sickle cell disease can be mentally challenging. Our befrienders are trained to provide mental health support, helping to combat feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety.
- Information and Guidance: Befrienders also provide information on managing sickle cell disease and can help connect individuals with additional resources and support.
At Plasma of Hope, we believe that no one should face the challenges of sickle cell disease alone. Our Befriending Services aims to create a warm and supportive community for those living with this condition. Through genuine connection and heartfelt support, we endeavor to bring hope and improve the quality of life for individuals with sickle cell disease.