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7 Oct
England's National Health Service (NHS) has announced a new "life-saving" drug Crizanlizumab to help people suffering from sickle cell disease (SCD). Crizanlizumab is expected to be delivered through transfusion drip and "works by binding to a protein in the blood cells to prevent the restriction of blood and oxygen supply that lead to a sickle…
24 Jun
Worried by the pains associated with the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the imperative need to curb its prevalence, Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed that its study should be incorporated
3 May 2020
When Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, on Saturday, April 11, 2020, took to her verified Twitter handle- @RealOmosexy to lament the death of a dear cousin
21 Mar 2020
Train, a feature film about a family that suddenly discovers that their young son has the sickle cell disease, will be released later in the year as production is at finishing stage.
19 Jun 2019
World Sickle Cell Day is a United Nation’s recognised day to raise awareness of sickle cell disease. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 22nd December 2008 with a resolution that recognises sickle cell disease as one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases. The resolution calls for members to raise awareness of…
12 Jun 2019
*New genetic weapons fix mutations that causes ailment, boost protective foetal haemoglobin Help for patients with sickle cell disease may soon come from gene editing to fix the mutation that causes the disease and boost the patient’s own protective foetal haemoglobin.New research shows that using CRISPR-Cas9 (gene editing) and a corrective short Deoxy ribonucleic Acid…
4 Apr 2019
What is Sickle Cell Disease? Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a severe hereditary form of anemia in which a mutated form of hemoglobin distorts the red blood cells into a crescent shape at low oxygen levels. It is most common among those of African descent. Sickle cell anemia is an inherited form of anemia —…
21 Oct 2018
Timileyin Edwins is the co-founder of CrimsonBow Sickle Cell Initiative (SCI) a non-governmental organisation (NGO). She is a 31-year-old sickle cell warrior who, in spite of all odds, has managed to live “a normal life” as opposed to what the society...
2 Jul 2017
Professor of Pediatrics at Abia State University, Uturu, Nnamdi Benson Onyire said that about 500,000 children are born yearly globally with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) with 50 per cent of them dying before age five.
16 Apr 2015
The Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) on Wednesday tasked President-elect Muhammmadu Buhari to tackle the burden of sickle cell disease (SCD) in the country.

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