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Amazing Warrior By Maryam Salman

Amazing Warrior By Maryam Salman

The amazing warrioressFace full of smiles even though in pain.Fighting fearlessly,Determined to stay alive. Never look down on her,For knowledge is a servant to herTalents and gift she's full of it.For a warrioress is never without skills Know that she's not perfect,...

A Sickle Cell Poem By Maryam Salman

A Sickle Cell Poem By Maryam Salman

With the rumbling of thunder and the flashes of lightning, I remember when we were kids and my mum would cover my sister and protect her against the rain. She would be blanketed and given hot tea whilst her body was massaged with menthol cream. I never did understand...

A Sickle Cell Poem by Faeeza Marafa

A Sickle Cell Poem by Faeeza Marafa

I woke upLost and brokenLike being stuck in an abyssI shout in a roomFull of those i call loveMy voice muffled by the tearsSprunging from my heartWith a sign on my faceI am but a childNot less than allThey say I'm differentThey say I wasn't meant to beA punishable...

Tweets on Sickle Cell Anaemia, Pain and Substance Abuse

Tweets on Sickle Cell Anaemia, Pain and Substance Abuse

Sickle cell anaemia (SCA) is the most common single genetic disorder with pain being the commonest manifestation. It is usually difficult to separate sickle cell anaemia with recurrent episodes of pains. Due to the nature of severe persistent chronic pain, those with...

Blood Donation Awareness

Blood Donation Awareness

Why do sickle cell person need blood transfusion? Blood transfusion lowers the amount of hemoglobin S red blood cells in sickle cell patients and also increases the number of normal red blood cells making them less susceptible to blocked blood vessels and hence...

Genetic Compatibility in Sickle Cell

Genetic Compatibility in Sickle Cell

The genotypes in humans are AA, AS, AC, SS.It is important to know your genotype before getting married in order to avoid the possibility of giving birth to an SS child.So who can you marry and who shouldnt you marry based on genotype compatibility? AA AA GOODAA AS...

Precautions to Take to Manage Sickle Cell Disorder

Precautions to Take to Manage Sickle Cell Disorder

People with sickle cell disorder have to limit some activities, certain sports and do things differently from others and choose their diet with extra care. Stay hydrated by drinking enough water.Avoid extreme temperatures like severe cold which can bring on pain...

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder that causes red blood cells, which are normally round and flexible, to become stiff and crescent shaped. As a result, these blood cells are unable to travel through the blood vessels to deliver oxygen to the body....

Sickle Cell and Harmattan

Sickle Cell and Harmattan

The most dreaded season is hereā€¦ Almighty HARMATTAN!!!As expected, sickle cell patients experience more frequent crisis because the weather further narrows their blood vessels and also they cut back on drinking water due to the cold. Here are some tips on how they can...