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Sickle Cell Disorder: Advocate, Toyin Adeshola Counsels Carriers On How They Can Defy All Odds To Live Their Lives To The Fullest

According to reports, sickle cell disease is a life-long illness. The severity of the disease varies widely from person to person. In high-income countries like the United States, the life expectancy of a person with SCD is now about 40–60

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Nigerian State Assembly Bans Marriage Between Sickle Cell Carriers | Right or Wrong?

A Nigerian State House of Assembly has passed a bill banning marriages between sickle cell carriers or incompatible genotypes. The bill, sponsored by the member representing Anaocha II state constituency, Charles Ezeani and 15 others, seeks to eradicate sickle cell

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From Lime to Lemonde: Life Journey Of Iyanu Tinubu, Living With Sickle Cell Will Inspire You To Look Beyond Your Present Condition

If anything is worth sharing, it’s this! What an amazing young woman! Iyanu Tinubu, a Nigerian teenager has become an inspiration to many sickle cell patients after sharing her painful journey so far. In an Instagram post, the teenager spoke about

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Wale Fanu, 68, Schools Us on How to Manage Sickle Cell Disease After Doctor Told His Mum That He Might Not Live Past 21

Wale Fanu, a Nollywood TV and film producer is a 68-year-old sickle cell anaemia patient. In a recent interview with Punch, Wale Fanu, who has lived with the disease for 68 years educates Nigerians about the sickle cell disease. On this year’s World Sickle Cell

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A Spotlight on How Ignorance Runs Deep in Africa as Children Living With Sickle Cell Disease Are Killed By their Parents

According to Reuters, children living with the sickle cell have been branded witches and earmarked for death by their parents in the Cameroons. The sickle-cell disease is a genetic condition that causes abnormally shaped red blood cells and a variety of

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‘Distraught’ Mom Eucharia Anunobi Shares Photo of Son’s Corpse With Heartbreaking Message

Veteran Nollywood actress-turned evangelist, Eucharia Anunobi, who lost her son, Raymond, to sickle cell anaemia in August this year, has penned down a heartbreaking post about how she misses him. Eucharia, who is still trying to come to terms with

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Tragedy! HIV Positive Mum And Daughter ‘Starved to Death’ After They Were Asked To Leave UK

36-year-old HIV positive Ugandan mum and her toddler daughter who had been told to leave Britain may have starved to death in desperate poverty, an inquest heard. According to Mirror, there is no evidence that Lillian Oluk and her 2-year-old daughter, Lynne

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Hope for Sickle Cell Couples as New Medical Treatment Emerges

Couples with the deadly Sickle Cell Anaemia can now have healthy babies without traits of the disease. A renowned fertility expert, Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, said the new breakthrough called Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is used alongside IVF and allows experts

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