Tag Sickle cell

Surviving COVID-19 Despite Life-long Battle With Sickle Cell Anaemia and Two Other Chronic Illnesses, Nigerian Woman, Oreoluwa Jinadu Shares Her Story

Danielle Oreoluwa Jinadu, a COVID-19 survivor, has spoken out after surviving the deadly virus despite having sickle cell anemia, inflammatory bowel disease, and arthritis tendencies. People with underlying medical conditions are at a higher risk of dying from Coronavirus but

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How Sickle Cell Warrior Mom, T. Adenle-Oluwole Pulled Through Odds To Find Love & Become A Mom

T. Adenle-Oluwole is a sickle cell warrior and an advocate. She is the founder of ‘Sickle women international foundation,’ an NGO established with the aim to ensure the wellbeing of women living with sickle cell disease, SCD through distribution of

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Paternity Fraud: Nigerian Doctor, Adams Ayeni Says 3 Out Of 10 Nigerian Men Are Raising Children That Are Not Theirs, Shares His Encounter With A Patient

A Nigerian doctor has decried the high rate of paternity fraud in the country after an encounter with the mother of one of his patients necessitated his stance. The doctor, Adams Ayeni took to his Twitter handle @Adamsayeni to narrate

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“I lost my only child, I am single and it looks like menopause is around but… “-Nollywood Veteran, Eucharia Anunobi Shares How She’s Coping Despite The Odds

The loss of a child can be a life-altering and heartbreaking experience but somehow, Nollywood favourite, Eucharia Anunobi says she is keeping hope alive. The Nollywood veteran lost her only child, Raymond in 2017 and was visibly devastated at the

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‘Why intending couples with AS each shouldn’t marry’ -Medical Director, Dr. Ejike Ihenacho Gives Expert Counsel On The Genetic Anomaly In Some People

As the world commemorate the 11th Sickle Cell Day on June 19, 2019, Medical Director, S.S Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ejike Ihenacho, gives expert counsel on the genetic anomaly in some persons as well as how it can be managed and prevented.

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Sickle Cell Disorder: Breakthrough As New Technology That Can Prevent Giving Birth To SS Children Is Made Available In Nigeria

Sickle cell disorder is a group of illnesses which affect the red blood cells. It is a genetic condition, meaning it is passed on from parents to their unborn children. Sickle cell disorder or disease occurs when normally round and

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Sickle Cell Warrior And Advocate, Ridwan Adewale, Shares 3 Practical Tips On How He Survives The Condition

Sickle cell advocate and nutritional consultant, Ridwan Adewale, has shared tips that he employs to relieve his symptoms. While reflecting on his late friend, Uche, who died of sickle cell, Ridwan spoke of the devastating realities of the disease but

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Dear MIMsters: Am I at Risk of Having a Baby With Sickle Cell?

Am I at risk of having a baby with sickle cell? I’m happily married with two adorable girls. I got married 5 years ago and became pregnant a few months after the wedding. During the antenatal process, hubby was asked

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US Ambassador Honours Zahra Buhari for Promoting Free Genetic Testing & Counselling

US ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has recognised the work of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s daughter Zahra Buhari in promoting free genotype testing and genetic counselling in Nigeria as an important early intervention in the prevention of sickle cell disease. The honorary event took

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A Sickle Cell Survivor at Age 90! Asiata Adupe’s Story is Truly Inspirational

At age 90, Alhaja Asiata Onikoyi-Laguda is believed to be the oldest person in the world living with sickle cell. According to reports, sickle cell disease is a life-long illness. The severity of the disease varies widely from person to person.

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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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