Together In The Fight Against Sickle Cell

Jaramogi Onginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) is spearheading a multi-sectorial approach to forging a way forward for combating sickle cell in the region. Part of the mandate of this new move is to establish a sickle cell support group for people living with sickle cell and their families at JOOTRH


Bone marrow transplant as a solution to the treatment of sickle cell disease is a practice that is yet to gain ground not only due to limited human resources to perform it but also the issue of affordability and accessibility of the treatment to patients. In Kenya, less than ten bone marrow transplants have been done since the practice was first launched in the country.