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SCD : Bone Marrow transplant rekindles hope

Senior Consultant and Head, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Immunology and Bone Marrow Transplant at Artemis Hospital, India, Dr. Gaurav Kharya has said that proper bone marrow procedure can help persons living with Sickle Cell Disease, SCD, live a life that is free of excessive pain crises, acute chest syndrome or, occasionally, stroke.

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Genotype Foundation tackles Sickle Cell Disease with awareness

“IT is our Right To Know”. This was the theme of a youth seminar organised by the Genotype Foundation recently in Lagos to enlighten youth in secondary schools about issues surrounding Sickle Cell Disease, SCD. Currently, Nigeria has the highest number of people living with sickle cell anemia in the world. At the event, free genotype testing and blood grouping were carried out for all participants who were drawn from 10 secondary schools in Lagos.

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