Today is World Sickle Cell Awareness. Sickle Cell Disease affects millions of people around the world, including both adults and children. It is a potentially fatal disease and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is one of the main causes of premature death among children under the age of five in various African countries.
Since 2008, World Sickle Cell Awareness Day has been held annually, in order to help increase public knowledge and raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the struggles sufferers and their families go through.

Our intent was to put together a small interactive model about this disease and to share this information in a visually-engaging fashion with the general public interested in learning more about the topic.