Dion Humphrey was mistaken for an armed robber! Father calls for official police apology … The detectives were looking for someone else in a near-homicide shooting. There are conflicting reports whether he looked like the suspect, or he just unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time… CONTINUE

One Child With SCD Under Threat of Leg Amputation Midnight from New Year’s Day to the wee hours of January 2, Pastor Abel Olukayode Adewale, 59 and his wife Beatrice, 50, took turns to comfort and massage the pain-wracked limbs of Ruth, their second surviving daughter with sickle cell anaemia, in their Modakeke, Osun State …

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As a journalist, I met with folks who asserted divine intervention had changed their genotype to AA or AS. I would beg them for a retest and their Hb would revert to the original: the laboratories were culpable in underwriting the errors of the religious institutions!

Lately, André Marcel Harris, 30 has been participating in Town Hall meetings for men folk with SCD. ‘It has been refreshing to note that people are genuinely interested in the unique challenges that impact men with SCD,’ comments Andre. André was found with sickle cell anaemia in utero, a diagnosis which prompted his parents to …

Booboo: American Nurse Asks Patient – ‘How Long Have You Had Sickle Cell Anaemia?!’Read More »

I took hydroxyurea throughout my pregnancy and exclusively breastfed my baby for six months while still on the medication Medical wisdom suggests that a user must discontinue the use of hydroxyurea (HU) months before trying to conceive or get a woman pregnant. Maldivean Aishat Shifneez Shakir, 36, obediently gave up a medication she had taken …

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Meet Tosin Ola-Weissmann, RN/BSN, the Warrior Who Coined The Term That Replaced the obnoxious word, SICKLER. Parents told she would not live past childhood, now approaching 40! School principal asked parents to stop wasting money on her education, now she is a Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing and set to earn two postgraduate degrees! Her …

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For the time in its 47-year history, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) has reached out to a media organization in Africa for the purpose of accentuating sickle cell awareness globally. In recent times, the SCDAA has partnered with Emerge Woman Magazine and pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer for the same purpose. The collaboration with …

SCDAA PARTNERS AFRICAN SICKLE CELL NEWS & WORLD REPORT ON GLOBAL SICKLE CELL AWARENESSRead More »