Dr. John Akabutu

Dr. John Akabutu

Professor Emeritus, Hematologist, and Founder of the Cord Blood Bank

Reason for joining SCFA:



Did You Know?

The only known cure for Sickle Cell Disease is a stem cell transplant (or bone marrow transplant). Due to the significant risks involved in this procedure, including life-threatening complications, it is rarely an option for sickle cell patients.


Our Directors

Dr. John Akabutu


Dr. Jean Walrond PhD

President - Research & Education

Dr. Robert Turner

Brand Ambassador

Hannah Eche-Ameh


Glenn Stewart


Felix Ikokwu

Admin Assistant

Michelle Paterson Nipp

Past President

Dr. Carlyle Ross


Abisola Ojikutu