Samira Sanusi Sickle Cell Foundation is a Non-profit organisation dedicated to catering for Sickle Cell disease patients. The foundation works tirelessly to ensure the prevention, management, control and cure of Sickle Cell Anaemia in Nigeria. It was founded by Samira Haruna Sanusi, a young lady born with Sickle Cell Anaemia. Sickle Cell Anaemia took over most of her childhood and life and at the age of 15, she developed serious health complications due to Sickle Cell Disease which sent her on a 7 year journey to fight for her health, life and the disease that was slowly destroying her body and life.
In the middle of this darkness, is where she found hope - in the form of a Bone Marrow Transplant which is now known as a cure for Sickle Cell Disease. Samira and her sister had a successful Bone Marrow transplant and are now ‘genotype AA’ and healthier than they have been all their lives. In addition to our duties, we also focus on creating awareness on the cure for Sickle Cell Disease - Bone Marrow Transplant - and finding ways to make it accessible for patients in Nigeria.
Now, SSSCF is a fully unified team of members who share same-values when it comes to Sickle Cell Disease; volunteers who donate their time, expertise & resources towards executing our agendas and student-based Community Development building (both Secondary & University level community development entries).