When both parents have sickle cell trait (SCT), there is a 1 in 4 chance that each of their children will have sickle cell disease (SCD). For Fatimah’s mother and father, who both have SCT, their first daughter (Fatimah’s older sister) was born with SCD; 7 years later, Fatimah was also born with SCD. ‘I …

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For eight consecutive years, stunningly beautiful Zandra Chidinma Nwogu, 35 had been crises-free. All of a sudden, on November 27, 2018, as she prepared for an appointment slated to take place the next day, sickle cell crises erupted. ‘I was cleaning my shoes when I felt this sharp pain course through my neck, spine and …

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One of Nigeria’s most active SCD whatsapp platforms, the Pearl Sickle Cell Foundation, is having a presidential candidate for the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria, Linguistics Prof. (Mrs.) Funmilayo Adesanya- Davies, on the hot seat this weekend. Prof Adesanya-Davies is seeking to occupy Nigeria’s #1 political office come 2019 on the ticket of the Mass …

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Learning To Walk Again @ 21 By ‘Gbolagade Izie   Most with SCD get to know their genotype while still very young. Not Adekunbi Osisami, the youngest in a family of eight. The 53-year old did not know her genotype until she was 16. She was in her fourth year of secondary school when she …

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