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Coronavirus: Onikoyi-Laguda Family Cancels Funeral Rites

Final Burial Ceremonies slated for Alhaja Asiata Adukę Onikoyi-Laguda, the iconic Sickle Cell Warrior who passed away on February 29, aged 94, has been cancelled. The ceremonies were earlier slated for April 9, the fortieth day of her transition. Close family sources informed SICKLE CELL NEWS that the event was cancelled taking into consideration the…

The Nurse Who Invariably Catches Her Patients’ Infections

It was the tradition at the school Oluwayemisi Ajayi attended, Fakunle Comprehensive High School, Osogbo, that most science students aspired to go on to study medicine. ‘It was the same for me – I wanted to be a medical doctor,’ Oluwayemisi says. As fate would have it, she studied Nursing at the School of Nursing…

Hemp-Smoking Hooligan/’Area Boy’ SCD Warrior Recalls Life In The Trenches

‘My Life As an ‘Area Boy’‘ By Titi Aladei Oluwadare Olatunji David, alias Pastore, is a 29-year-old former street hooligan – or, as they are called in Lagos, ‘Area Boy’. Until three years ago, he was neck deep in the trade of hooliganism – rough living, extortion, burglary, etc. Unlike most Area Boys, Pastore lives…

Coronavirus: SCDAA issues health alert

March 2020SCDAA Health Alert The best way to prevent serious illness is to keep from getting infected in the first place. March 17, 2020 – With COVID-19 on the forefront of nearly everyone’s minds, the Medical and Research Advisory Committee (MARAC) at SCDAA wants to provide information to our sickle cell community. Educating yourself about the…

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Sickle Cell

Global Alliance of Sickle Cell Disease Organizations Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) SCD is considered an immuno-compromised condition, which makes those living with sickle cell disease more susceptible to infections. Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)  1. A brief overview about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak started in late 2019 and developed into global pandemic…