Hey guys… Happy New Month to you all…Sooo sorry it’s coming late (But Hey, it’s better late than never yeah?) So, how has September been treating you? Be sure to share some of your experiences in the comment box…
Without further delay, today I shall be talking about sickle cell
As you all know, September is “National Sickle Cell Awareness Month” ( If you are hearing this for the first time, then you have to pay me for this info😁😁😁😁)
Anywaiz, I got to know about this through Meerah of diaryofmeeraah.wordpress.com
This awareness is to help focus attention on the need for research and treatment of sickle cell disease, an inherited condition that currently affects 70,000-100,000 Americans.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a condition that affects people around the world. Due to the serious health problems associated with SCD, there is a need to know more about the disease.
Sickle cell disease occurs when haemoglobin, a protein carried bunted body’s red blood cells that attaches to oxygen in the lungs and transports it to all parts of the body, is abnormal, causing the red blood cells to take on a rigid “C” or sickle shape.
Sickle cell can get stuck and block blood flow, causing pain and infections.
Complications of sickle cell disease are a result of sickle cells blocking blood flow to specific organs, and include stroke, acute chest syndrome ( a condition that lowers the level of oxygen in the blood), organ damage and blindness.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today… Be sure to spread the word on sickle cell awareness…
Let’s do this together. We can eradicate sickle cell anaemia together… It all begins with you.
Have you ever lost a loved one due to sickle cell disease? Do you have a loved one battling with SCD? Leave your comments in the comment box below 👇👇👇👇👇👇