Who We Are



Organisation for Sickle Cell Relief & Thalassaemia Support (OSCAR) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity (1109849) established in 1974 primarily to promote greater awareness of Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia disorders and to support individuals affected. 

We are the only community based local charity in Birmingham providing services arising from complex issues for those affected by this genetic blood disorder. 

Our approach is based on person centred approach to meet the needs of patients and service users. We treat all accessing our services with respect and dignity, understanding needs based on lifestyle, culture, challenges and preferences while looking at the situation from the point of view of the person living with Sickle Cell or Thalassaemia. 

Our vision is to strive to achieve a climate in which individuals and families with Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia blood disorder receive excellent information, quality care and support.

Our aim is to work in partnership to help improve the quality of health, social and economic well-being for children, young people, families and adults living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia in the Birmingham and surrounding area.

Information and Services

We provide a range of information and specialist services including:

· Mentoring and Befriending Service

· Advice, Information and Guidance

· Health Promotion

· Positive Activities for Children

· Volunteering and Training

· Counselling and 1-2-1 Support

· Research Projects

Mission Statement

 The mission of OSCAR Birmingham is to educate, support and provide relevant information to those with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia disorders, their families and carers. Through our work with partners, community groups and individuals we will raise public awareness of these conditions.