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Volunteering in the fight against Sickle cell

”Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteering is a great way to bring positive change to people, communities and society in general. Although it can be hard to find time to volunteer, giving to others has enormous benefits to you and those around you.

 

 

Nigeria has the largest cases of sickle cell in the world. 25% of the Nigerian populations are carriers of the sickle cell gene. Every year, around 150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand) Nigerian babies are born with sickle cell disease and about 60% of this number are estimated not to see the dawn of their 5th birthday.

 

About my role

I joined Crimsonbow in the fight against Sickle cell in 2017 where I actively worked as the Designer for the team. This continued till 

 

About Crimsonbow NGO

CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative is an established not-for-profit organization focused on creating support for every sickle cell individual in Nigeria to create a world for them where they live life in all its fullness. CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative was created on March 1st, 2015 and Incorporated on October 27th, 2016. Since inception, we have creatively ensured that the vulnerable people living with the sickle cell condition all over Nigeria, especially in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Minna are taken care of, while creating awareness aimed at curbing the sickle cell menace.

 

They can be reached via  https://crimsonbowsci.org/

 

Gratitude

It was a pleasure for me to serve the community the period I was with Crimsonbow and I am excited for the opportunity I had.