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Sickle Cell News adopts ‘WARRIOR’ as official term for People Living With SCD!

… obnoxious word ‘SICKLER’ begins descent into dustbin of history The word WARRIOR has been gaining traction for some years now. It is even used by officers of the NIH in the US, where in San Diego, Southern California, lives the originator of the word and first Sickle Cell Warrior, Tosin Ola-Weissman. Tosin once went…

From Paralysis To PhD – the story of a sickle cell warrior, as told by his mum

Your Child Has Only Three Days To Live, doctors at ABUTH told Mrs. Fagbamigbe A Mum’s Testimonial on the administration of a supplement she’d never heard of, on a very desperate occasion …By Ayoola Olajide, General Editor, Sickle Cell News The doctors gave out no hope about my son ever recovering from his paralysis –…

sickle cell warrior rescued from mentally-challenged mum

Some with sickle cell are born to well-to-do parents, to health professionals, to successful politicians, even to Heads Of State like General Mohammadu Buhari, and Senators like Oluremi Tinubu. What if your parentage is flawed like that of Akeem Anjola Diamond? Until two years ago, Anjola’s mom tramped the streets of Ibadan with a little…

Painkillers Can Harm More Than Help

Research states Paracetamol, Ibruprofen, Panadol and other analgesics for chronic pain can do much more harm than good It’s a common scene at Sickle Cell Club meetings in Africa and elsewhere. Children and adults are given painkillers of various brands to meet pain head on. Some Clubs are savvy enough to warn againts use outside…