Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit SICKLE CELL AWARENESS UK, and any donation will help make an impact.
What if we could eliminate Sickle Cell disease by 2050?
The World Health Organisation published statistics which state approximately 5% of the world population have a trait of a haemoglobin disorder like the sickle cell genes. This equates to about 350 million people, most of whom are in west Africa or from African, Caribbean, and Asian descent.
We also know that 300,000 babies are born each year with the Sickle Cell disease.
Unlike most other diseases which can be contracted by external contact, the Sickle Cell disease is passed on from two parents that have the sickle cell gene to their child.
A lot of them are unaware that they carry the trait and only get to find out when their child has episodes of medical crisis – which are triggered by the disease.
This disease can pretty much be controlled by the choices we make. The key to making those choices is first being aware that there is a disease called sickle cell, and then finding out what genotype we carry.
Sickle Cell Awareness UK aims to
1. Provide education and awareness of sickle cell through enlightening and entertaining events;
2. Make grants to support sickle cell charities; including sending basic medical supplies like genotype testing kits to those that need it most in countries most affected by the disease.
3. Fund research and publish all useful results arising from any research supported; and
4. Engage with corporate organisations to include sickle cell health sponsorship on their diversity & charity objectives
Thank you for your donation and support
- Nayo & Layi Rogers