How to make a difference in Sickle Cell Disease Control and Management

How to make a difference in Sickle Cell Disease Control and Management

SICKLE CELL HOPE ALIVE FOUNDATION (SCHAF)

SEPTEMBER- “Sickle Cell Awareness Month”

“…Sickle cell disease is a disorder of the blood and Nigeria is the leader in this problem. “We have the greatest problem, the largest number of people who can transmit this disease as trait. “We have the largest number of patients who are receiving care. “So, we need to attend to this problem and be able to control the disease by letting people know early in life what to do with themselves and make their own informed decision by knowing their genotype on time not when they want to marry.

How can you make a difference?

Here are some great ideas of how you can make a difference in the life of someone with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD):

  1. Become a Blood Donor!

Some individuals with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) need blood transfusions every month!
If your ancestral roots are in Africa, the Caribbean, India, the Middle East or the Mediterranean, your blood donation is especially valuable as it will match more closely to individuals with SCD. Donating blood is one of the easiest ways of making a huge difference in the life of SCD-affected individuals.

  1. Become a SCHAF Volunteer

We need enthusiastic volunteers who can commit their time and resources towards the Control of Sickle Cell Disease in Nigeria.

For more information click on this link: www.schafng.org/volunteer

  1. Learn something new about Sickle Cell Disease

The more you know, the more you can educate others.
a.  Visit our website: www.schafng.org for information about SCD.
b. If you don’t know your status, ask your doctor for a sickle cell test or you can register with us for a blood phenotype testing.
c.  If you or someone you know has had a baby, you can find out if the baby carries the sickle gene but visiting this website: www.schafng.org/neonatal-screening-sickle-cell-disease

  1. Share your ideas of how to make a difference in the life of someone with SCD: Follow and Like our Page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/schafng

Send your emails to schafscd2012.hope@gmail.com

  1. Support the Control of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Nigeria by making your donations to:

Account Details

Account Name: Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation

Account Number: 0118721920

Bank: Guaranty Trust Bank (Dugbe Branch, Ibadan)

Account Type: GTMax