What is Code Red: Switch-up on sickle?

The Code Red campaign aims to shine a light on the impact of sickle cell disorder (sickle cell) in the UK by putting those with the condition at centre stage, as well as providing information and useful resources to support people living with sickle cell.

Dunstan, Laurel, Philip and Zainab, our inspirational campaign ambassadors, tell their individual stories of what it’s really like to live with sickle cell.

Watch the behind the scenes video, showing the making of the campaign including action from the ambassador photoshoot led by photographer, Christian Cassiel. Plus exclusive interviews with Michelle Salter, Vice Chair of the Sickle Cell Society and Bishop John Francis, Founder of Ruach City Church, discussing the impact of sickle cell on their communities.

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Code Red has been created by Novartis to raise awareness about sickle cell disorder (SCD) and features people living with SCD. Participating patients were identified by the Sickle Cell Society (SCS). SCS also reviewed and endorsed the campaign concept and associated materials which have been created by Novartis.

Why is it important to raise awareness of sickle cell?

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