Living with sickle cell disease doesn’t mean you give up on yourself! In fact, the opposite can be true: You can make the most of your life by embracing everything this chronic condition has to offer. As a person living with SCD, it’s important to… Read More »Living Well with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD): Tips and Strategies
When patients are diagnosed with a condition or disease, it can often feel scary and isolating. However, by banding together in communities, patients can gain empowerment and meaning. Patient groups play an invaluable role by providing holistic support, resources, advocacy and more. This article explores… Read More »The Power of Community: How Patient Groups Create Meaningful Impact
Introduction Welcome to a vibrant world where nutrition holds the key to your well-being! We’ll discover how a balanced diet can unlock the potential for better health and well-being in sickle cell disease. Let’s celebrate our rich culture and heritage as we explore the delightful… Read More »Embracing the Power of Nutrition: A Balanced Diet for Thriving with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
We are excited to join the rest of the world to celebrate the 10th World Sickle Cell Awareness Day! As such, we’re launching a 10 days Sickle Cell Awareness Campaign, starting today June 10th to June 19th. During these ten days, we will share memes, quotes, poetry, pictures and any content which raises awareness about sickle cell on our social media as well as the website.
There are a couple of ways we would also like you to join us create awareness:
Let’s start at the beginning. What is Sickle Cell Disease? You must have heard or read a lot of scientific talk and jargon, but let me break it down and explain everything for you; the what, how and why of this disease and why we… Read More »What is Sickle Cell Disease? Dr. Ngwengi Answers.
Sickle-cell anaemia (also known as sickle-cell disorder or disease) is a common genetic condition due to a haemoglobin disorder, which is inherited from generally healthy parents with mutant haemoglobin genes (WHO 2006). Sickle cell anaemia is prevalent in Africa, the Middle East, and parts of… Read More »Sickle Cell Disease Prevalence in Cameroon
A mother’s journey of hope and prayer in her son’s battle against sickle cell disease. Taking care of my son, a sickle cell patient about to receive a stem cell transplant, was a season filled with mixed feelings. Sometimes optimism, other times, despair. I was… Read More »The Hard Part… 1/2