For The Helpless

APLSCD (Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder) was founded in June 2015 by the coordinator Aisha Edwards after witnessing the neglect and stigmatization meted on persons living with sickle cell disorder. Being a victim of this neglect and stigmatization from NGOs, Government and the society, it became not pertinent to have an association where all members are victims of this disorder, to cater for their needs, and create a loud voice for these persons in the society.

Give a helping hand to the needy people.

Our Focal Points

We believe we can change more lives with you.

The Association since inception has not only taken the sensitization as a call of duty, but also as a burning passion, as we hope to end the proliferation of this disorder. Being victims of this scourge and understanding our daily pain, it became necessary to propagate the genotype education to avoid further procreation of our kind, who when they arrive this world are left to suffer varying untold hardship for a cause they didn’t inflict on themselves.

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Association of People Living with Sickle Cell Disorder




Gift &

Our Team & Benefactors

Mrs. Aisha Edward


We began a wide outreach and sensitization campaign covering all the local government areas in Anambra State and spanning to Enugu, Rivers, Adamawa and Ebonyi states, evident from the attendance of sickle cell persons from these states during the World Sickle Day, which was organized by APLSCD at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.


Chief Sylvester Nwobu-Alor

He has distinguished himself as the father of the association and has always stood by us in terms of need.


Rev. Fr. Dr. Cosmos Ebebe

His benevolence and love as a Catholic priest has endeared him to us, as he constantly seeks out support for us.


Arthur Eze

He solely built and donated a sickle cell foundation to the Association and also defrayed the medical registration of over 700 sickle cell persons.


Peter Obi

The former Governor of Anambra state has in numerous ways extended his magnanimity to us, and was the first person to make donations to the Association.


Mrs. Ebele Obiano

The wife of the Executive Governor of Anambra state has through her CAFÉ initiative empowered many members of the Association


Prof. Stella Okunna

Has always played a motherly role to the association and has also played a dogged role through her media sensitization. She has also hosted the association on several occasions.


Hon. Obinna Emenakai

A benevolent politician, who has supported the association and has never missed any of the association’s activities.


Paul Odenigbo

The Anambra born politician has often come to the financial aid of the association


Hon. Charles Ezeani

A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly and die hard supporter of the Association’s cause. He was the one that moved the motion for the Sickle Cell law on the floor of the legislative house.

What People Say

— Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano

"It is my pleasure and honour to be associated with APLSCD. The Association provides a fitting platform for reflections on the challenges of living with sickle cell disorder."

— Peter Obi

"There is hardly a worthier mission than showing solidarity with those that are challenged in one form or another. That’s what APLSCD gladly does."

— Gen. Danbazau

"The Association has enriched the mindset of the sidelined individuals in the society. It has constantly given hope to those living with sickle cell disorder. I’m glad to be a part of this wonderful and beautiful setup."

Our Programmes & Activities