Tag: sickle cell

President Trump Signs SCD Treatment Act into Law

more funds to flow into research for improved quality of life, cure …. On December 11, 2018, the US Congress passed the bi-partisan Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018. This legislation authorizes a program within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will…

He Would Probably Be 72 Years Old Before He Has Another Sickle Cell Crises!

A day in the life of a laboratory scientist Without an effective laboratory to compliment services, a medical doctor works as if blindfolded. Cognizant of this, the management of  Ayokemi Hospital and Ultra Sound Centre lwo Rd., Ibadan runs a well-equipped laboratory to augment the task of delivering quality healthcare to a teeming population in…

Sikul Sel Song – pupils from a Sierra Leone school set SCD to music

Sikul Sel Song – by pupils from a Sierra Leone school In 2017, Dr Maria Berghs, a colleague of Professor Simon Dyson at De Montfort University, went to Sierra Leone in 2017 and got their ‘Guide to School Policy‘ adapted to the local context. (The guide is also available in many other languages). Whilst there…

Nigerian-Canadian Lanre Tunji-Ajayi Gets Canada’s Medal of Honour, nominated one of 100 most accomplished black women

Season of Honours for Canada’s #1 SCD Activist It all began with trying to immortalize a younger brother and a fallen SCD hero when Lanre Tunji-Ajayi established the Seed Of Life Philanthropic Organization, SOLPO, which later morphed into the Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario (SCAGO). Mrs. Tunji-Ajayi poured all her energy into her project,…

Amazing Blood Booster From Nature’s Pharmacy – A Doctor’s Testimony

Jobelyn: A Dramatic Blood-Boosting Phytoceutical From South-West Nigeria The Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) Hospital,Olodi- Apapa, is located in a high density but economically-backward portion of Nigeria’s economic capital, Lagos. Infections are rife and for those with sickle cell, malaria and typhoid are a constant threat. For folks with SCD, characteristically short of blood, malaria parasites…

46 years with sickle cell – and no blood transfusion!

‘Losing My Hearing To SCD Has Not Dented My Zest For life!’ – interview with a free-thinker warrior and activist, Olutayo Faloye Olutayo Faloye is a 46-year-old Warrior who holds a B.A Linguistics Degree from the Lagos State University (LASU). Asthmatic and sickly as a child, he was diagnosed with SCD (HbSC) at the age…