Welcome to World Sickle Cell Report, the world’s first dedicated online resource for everything sickle cell.
According to WHO estimates, 20% of the world’s population has an abnormal genetic inheritance. Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) is mankind’s most common inherited abnormality. Nigeria, Tanzania, India and DR Congo carry the trophy for having the biggest burden of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). One way or another, some 120 million families are affected by SCD worldwide.
In Nigeria, some 60 million citizens have sickle cell trait – the majority unaware – while 3 to 5 million citizens have sickle cell anaemia. With the increasing incidence of SCD in Europe, North and South America and Asia, the United Nations declared a World Sickle Cell Day in 2008.
Welcome to your one-stop online resource for everything sickle cell – trait, anaemia and related conditions such as thallassemia – latest news, research, events, people, interviews, clinical trials, featured articles, arts, etc.
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