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In The Gambia, Sickle Cell Anaemia is very prevalent, however, most people do not know their status because of the lack of knowledge about the disease.
My Friend Jen will be travelling to Gambia in just under 4 weeks time to visit The Sickle Cell Association, Banjul Chapter. One of their aims and objectives as the only Sickle Cell Association in The Gambia is to create awareness of the disease for better understanding and proper management.
With your help, we hope to be able to assist them with these aims by raising enough money to put towards the printing cost of 100 books (hopefully more). These books will then be donated to the association for them to distribute to the sickle cell community within Gambia.
“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela
Thank you 💛
A Day In The Life Of A Sickler:
We spent the day at University College London Hospital with a 24 year old sickle cell anaemia patient having a blood exchange.
A blood exchange / exchange transfusion involves slowly removing the person’s blood and replacing it with fresh donor blood.
This particular patient has to travel from Birmingham to London every 4 weeks to have this procedure done in order to manage her sickle cell. Time off work and no expenses paid, but she has to do this in order to stay well.