Sickle cell

Sickle cell

World Sickle Cell Day: 15 facts you need to Know

Over 300,000 children worldwide are born with the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a genetic abnormality of the red blood cells in which they take a crescent or “sickle”- shaped appearance. Over half of these children die before the age of five. With over 300,000 babies born with the sickle cell disease every year, Nigeria has …

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