Who We Are

CrimsonBow is a faith based non-governmental organization that seeks to reach out to people whose lives have been affected by the Sickle Cell condition, either directly as sufferers, or indirectly as parents, children, siblings, friends or colleagues of sufferers.

What We Are About

CrimsonBow’s mission is to be a resource community for sickle cell by providing emotional, financial and medical resources to sickle cell warriors in need of it.

Our Vision

CrimsonBow will use all its resources to curb sickle cell and help people living with it win the fight against it. CB will also play its part in ensuring the disease is eradicated in Nigeria.

 

CB Outreach

Why We are Passionate About Sickle Cell Advocacy

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. The children that grow beyond the ages of five suffer many health complications which put a strain on their finances, emotions, psychic and total well-being. It has been discovered that due to the number of health complications suffered by the individuals that grow into adulthood, quite a number of them become emotionally unstable or low, most of them also end up living their adulthood off others.

 

 


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MISCONCEPTIONS RELATING TO SICKLE CELL – II : BIG TUMMY

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about almost everything in life, this is however not surprising as no one is all knowing. Misconce
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INSPIRING STORY OF A 56 YEAR OLD SICKLE CELL WARRIOR

Today on the blog, we will like to celebrate a beautiful and awesome 56 year old Sickle Cell Warrior who is a mother of three, her name is A
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DRUG ‘HYDROXYUREA’- IT’S EFFECT ON A SICKLE CELL INDIVIDUAL

We have gotten a lot of questions about the drug Hydroxyurea and whether it is dangerous for people living with Sickle Cell to take it. Base
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TRAVEL 101: MANAGING SICKLE CELL WHILE TRAVELING BY AIR

A few years ago, a friend of mine and I were turning 25 and wanted to do something really amazing to celebrate. We decided that we were goin
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Sexual Disposition Of Warriors

SEXUAL DISPOSITION OF WARRIORS (18+)

Sex is a very important aspect of life, it can be argued that it is one of the most important aspects of life. One of the reasons many peopl
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DIFFERENT TYPES OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE HAPLOTYPES

A few weeks ago I heard about a 24 year old man who had been living with the sickle cell condition but had never had a crisis, not even a sm
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Project Keep A Warrior Warm Phase 2

  The Second edition took place in Alimosho Local Government. It is a medical outreach which aimed at educating the under-privileged on
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Project Keep A Warrior Warm, Phase 1

Project Keep A Warrior Warm, Phase 1

The maiden edition  occurred on the 20th of September, 2016 in Pen Cinema Agege. It was a  medical outreach which aimed at educating the und
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Sickle Cell Awareness Walk 2017

Sickle Cell Awareness Walk 2017

Sickle Cell Awareness Walk, 2017: CrimsonBow SCI joined the coalition of Sickle Cell NGO's body to create awareness through a walk organized
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Sickle Cell Awareness Walk, 2016

Sickle Cell Awareness Walk, 2016: CrimsonBow SCI joined the coalition of Sickle Cell NGO’s body to create awareness through a walk organised
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Annivessary

Photos: First Year Anniversary Celebration

First Year Anniversary: The First Year anniversary was marked by visiting a Sickle Cell patient who had been in pain for a few months but co
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Why Alcohol And Sickle Cell Don’t Mix

Alcohol is a diuretic. This means that it triggers your body to start peeing a lot more. Not only are you losing water and fluids out that w
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Managing Sickle Cell In Pregnancy 2

Continued from Managing Sickle Cell In Pregnancy 1 Pregnant women with Sickle Cell Trait are at greater risks of frequent urinary tract infe
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Managing Sickle Cell In Pregnancy 1

  In pregnancy or if you trying to get pregnant the first thing you should do is STOP TAKING HYDROYUREA! This medication, although good
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Is Sickle Cell A Death Sentence?

The term ‘Abiku’ (‘Born To Die’) is synonymous with people living with Sickle Cell in some parts of Nigeria. This got me thinking a lot abou
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Misconceptions Relating To Sickle Cell – II : Big Tummy

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about almost everything in life, this is however not surprising as no one is all knowing. Misconce
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Misconceptions Relating To Sickle Cell – I : Yellow Eyes

There seems to be a lot of misconceptions about almost everything in life, this is however not surprising as no one is all knowing. Misconce
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Inspiring Story Of A 56 Year Old Sickle Cell Warrior

Today on the blog, we will like to celebrate a beautiful and awesome 56 year old Sickle Cell Warrior who is a mother of three, and a Trustee
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Drug ‘Hydroxyurea’- It’s Effect On A Sickle Cell Individual

We have gotten a lot of questions about the drug Hydroxyurea and if its it is dangerous for people living with Sickle Cell to use it. Based
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Project Report: Keep A Warrior Warm – Phase 1 Medical Outreach (Agege Region)

Introduction CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative is a not-for-profit organization that was founded on March 1st, 2015. We seek to reach out to
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Managing Pain With Sickle Cell Disease

The main thing you can do to reduce your chances of experiencing pain (Sickle cell episode or crisis) is to try avoiding possible triggers.
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Travel 101: Managing Sickle Cell While Traveling By Air

A few years ago, a friend of mine and I were turning 25 and wanted to do something really amazing to celebrate. We decided that we were goin
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Sexual Disposition Of Warriors (18+)

Sex is a very important aspect of life, it can be argued that it is one of the most important aspects of life. One of the reasons many peopl
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WHO And The World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle
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Overcoming the Stigma of Sickle Cell Disease

People in communities, healthcare facilities, and even family units sometimes develop an unfair perception of people who have Sickle Cell Di
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Nigerian Sickle Cell Clubs

There are sickle cell clubs located in all states of the Nigerian federation where you can get support. Visit the center nearest to you: ABI
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Preventing Infections And Treating Anemia In People With Sickle Cell Disease

As people with sickle cell disease are more vulnerable to infections, treatment will usually be needed to reduce this risk. Most people need
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Whether To Disclose Your Sickle Cell Condition Before Entering A Relationship

Many people with the sickle cell condition are often faced with the difficult decision of disclosing their condition before entering a relat
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Dating A Sickle Cell Individual

Individuals living with Sickle Cell should be treated with love, care, and patience. They are very much like every other human, and should n
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Exercising With Sickle Cell

There is a myth that people living with the sickle cell condition should not participate in exercise activities. This is because it is belie
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Diagnosis And Treatment Of Sickle Cell

Diagnosis Of Sickle Cell The following procedures can be adopted in diagnosing sickle cell in children and adults: severe pain in the bones,
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Identifying complications that can arise from Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell disease (SCD) can cause severe complications. These complications appear when the sickle cells block vessels in different areas
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Different Types Of Sickle Cell Disease Haplotypes

What are haplotypes? A few weeks ago I heard about a 24 year old man who had been living with the sickle cell condition but had never had a
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What You Need To Know About Sickle Cell 2

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that affects red blood cells. Normal blood cells contain Hemoglobin A (HbA). People
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What You Need To Know About Sickle Cell 1

Did you know that: 25 % of Nigerians are carriers for sickle cell, that is, one in four Nigerians carry the sickle cell gene. Nigeria has th
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