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Black History Salute

Updated: Aug 16, 2023

Marcia L. Taylor

Congratulations to Marcia L. Taylor of Portland for her decades of support to improve the quality of life of those suffering with the life-threatening and painful disease of sickle cell anemia.

As founder of the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Oregon, Taylor has been a champion of improving health outcomes for countless Afro-Americans and others impacted by the medical disorder since 1982. She has been instrumental in getting doctors to routinely test newborns for sickle cell in Oregon, educating both the community and medical providers about the disease, and building resources through a foundation with other partners to provide assistance to patients and families in need.



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