“I was excited to learn that OMRF is doing sickle cell research. I’d really like to see a massive effort put toward research for it all over the globe. Speed and magnitude are what’s lacking. Who’s going to solve problems like sickle cell? We are.”
Acquaye, a registered nurse, lost a sister and a child to sickle cell disease. She earmarks her gifts to this area of research at OMRF, where scientists have helped create an experimental drug to treat the illness.