This inherited blood disorder severely impacts the health of the patients starting at a very young age, and in severe cases, reduces life span by 20-30 years. Sickle Cell Disease can cause multi-organ failures, with kidneys being one of the most affected areas. About 80% of all Sickle Cell Disease cases2 are known to occur in Sub-Saharan Africa, with an estimated 240,0003 children born with SCD annually in this region. It is also becoming more common in the United States, Cuba, Central America, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey and Greece, and has recently been found in the UK, France, and Italy. Most experts think a medical cure is at least a few decades away, and therefore earlier symptomatic treatment is key to reducing suffering and prolonging life. Available remedies are often scarce, and diagnostic blood tests using syringes are difficult to administer and dispose of properly.