Who We Are
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, Abeokuta, Minna are taken care of, while creating awareness aimed at curbing the sickle cell menace.
What We are About
Our mission is to inspire hope and contribute to the improved health and well-being of sickle cell people by leveraging on available resources to provide educational, emotional, financial and medical support to sickle cell patients in need of it, while aiming to eradicate the condition.
Our vision is to be a primary support platform and resource community for sickle cell people and to create a world where they can live life in all its fullest.
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.