By Adebukola Aluko

June 19 is significant for persons with Sickle Cell Anaemia as a date earmarked to share their pains. What does Sickle Cell Anaemia mean for carriers, its trauma and management?

Meet Mrs Aduralere Ayinde, a sickle cell carrier, who runs a non governmental organization, NGO, counselling sufferers and educating the public about the inalienable place of government’s intervention and social support system.

In the video below she incisively shares from life experience how carriers can rise above challenges associated with the disease and look forward to a productive and happy life.

Mrs Aduralere Ayinde’s story is one that holds out hope for all sickle cell patients. She is married with children. Her NGO, GASBOL Sickle Cell Faith Centre located in Sagamu, Ogun State offers counselling to carriers, with quite a number of beneficiaries from her advocacy. To support her efforts, you can reach her through these numbers 08067116850, 09043501093, or send correspondence to this mail box,

2024 World Sickle Cell Day theme is ‘Global Care for Sickle Cell Patients’

Contribution from Simeon Ugbodovon, Olaolu Fawole, Titilayo Kupoliyi, Taiwo Akinola, Adetutu Adetule, Oluwayemisi Owonikoko

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