Help save lives by sharing your inspiring Sickle Cell Disease story…

Anyone whose life had been touched by the need for blood understands its power to transform lives. Those living with Sickle Cell Disease – and their relatives, friends and those who care for them - understand this more than most.

Global Blood Fund, an international charity, and Sickle Cell Network Uganda have partnered to offer you the chance to tell a story of how blood donation or blood transfusion has impacted you or those you love or care for. Your story and pictures will educate the world about what it is like to live with SCD. This will help secure international support, encourage donation and ensure blood transfusion and therapies such as red cell exchange are made more available to those in need.

To learn more about how Global Blood Fund ensures a safe, plentiful blood supply worldwide, click here.

. . . and you could win $500

How to enter:

  1. Register by clicking the register button below or the register button in the top menu bar.
  2. Login using the login you create during registration.
  3. Submit your story.

Once registered, you can return and edit your story any time using the login button below or the login button in the top menu bar.



Key Entry Rules

  1. You must be someone with Sickle Cell Disease or have some strong connection with SCD through kinship, friendship or caring responsibility.
  2. Your story – which must be true and should include some aspect of the importance of blood in the narrative – must be between 200–2,000 words.
  3. We expect most entries to come from Africa, but where you live is less important than the story you have to share.
  4. Stories must be submitted by the contest deadline of 30 September 2016.
  5. Photographs and other media can be included and are very much encouraged.
  6. First, second and third place winners will be awarded a monetary prize of $500/$350/$250 respectively. There will also be two special $125 prizes for standout young contestant (under 16) and standout health care professional, if not represented among the overall winners.

Story Criteria

Contest Rules

Past Winners