Sickle cell disease is the fastest growing genetically inherited condition in the UK. Today, over 17,000 adults in the UK are living with the condition.
From its inception 8 years ago, Sicklekan started life as just an Instagram page. It’s now grown to become one of the first British platforms for sickle cell patients to share their stories. We have also partnered with The NHS, Kings College Hospital, The BBC, local schools and many local councils to help support patients, families and children affected by sickle cell disease.
Ending the silent crisis
The problem of insufficient blood, stem cell and organ donation is fundamentally one of supply and demand. BAME people are disproportionately affected by this as they are subject to a higher demand and shorter supply than other groups
The number of people in the UK who suffer from Sickle Cell Disease.
BAME patients in need of a stem cell transplant, who don’t find a suitably matched donor.
New donors with the O-negative blood type need to be found.
Take a look at our latest news and some stories about our incredible Sickle Cell Warriors. We update our blog every month, so be sure to check for new posts!
What is Black History? Who are SickleKan?
Sickle Cell awareness and Black History Month
World Mental Health Day
Here are some of our trusted media partners that help us generate awareness of Sickle Cell disease through TV, online and printed publications.
Make a donation
Your contributions, big and small, makes a huge difference to Sickle Cell sufferers all over the country. Please donate whatever you can and help raise awareness as well as organise precious blood, stem cell and organ donation drives.