Dr. Robert Floyd, SCCF co-founder, Life in Brief

Photograph of Dr. FloydDr. Robert A. Floyd is a founding member of the Sickle Cell Cure Foundation, and has been instrumental in guiding the development of the treatment. Jim Stafford, news reporter for the Daily Oklahoman, published a life story of Robert Floyd and you can read that article on the Newsok web site. SCCF publishes additional biographical information


  1. Hello! I appreciate the work you are doing to cure SCD. In the meantime, what do you know about Hemoxin and Dioscovite as effective treatments for the symptoms of SCD?

    • Jonathon Scott says

      After years of hopes, efforts to commercialize Nicosan (also known as Nix-0699, Niprisan and Hemoxin), a drug based on three plants indigenous to Africa, seem to have stalled. We don’t have any up-to-date information on progress.
      Dioscovite is a dietary supplement reported by some sources to be based on potassium thiocyanate. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not evaluate it’s efficacy as a sickle-cell treatment and we lack recent scientific data.
      Studies of thiocyanate are discussed at the Sickle Cell Information Center.

  2. Dear Dr Jonathon,
    I have been following your website as well as all your research for over 3 years now, I have a son with SSD, please could you give an update on where the cure for sickle cell is at the moment.

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