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Noah’s Ark Foundation For Sickle Cell (NAFFSC) is a non-governmental, service oriented and non-profit charity organization, founded to support Sickle cell anaemia sufferers with a view to ameliorating the effects of the disease.
The vision of Noah’s Ark Foundation is to alleviate the burden of sickle cell disorder on the SCD sufferers and their families, as well as, to ensure that all affected persons can live normal pain-free lives. Our vision is also to increase education, health awareness, life skills, promote self-sufficiency, and improve the quality of life of individuals living with Sickle Cell.
Sickle cell Traits
About 1 out of every 12 African-Americans has sickle cell trait and about 1 out of every 100 Latinos has sickle cell trait. Sickle cell trait also affects many people whose ancestors came from Africa, Latin America, Asia, India, and the Mediterranean region. However, it is possible for a person of any race or nationality to have sickle cell trait.
People with sickle cell trait have red blood cells that have normal hemoglobin A, and abnormal hemoglobin. The abnormal hemoglobin is called hemoglobin S. People with sickle cell trait have slightly more hemoglobin A than hemoglobin S. They have enough hemoglobin A to help their red blood cells carry oxygen to the body.