A summary of the essential treatments people with Haemoglobin SC disease need to remain healthy and live well.
After a Sickle Cell Diagnosis, what are the very next issues to confront? The discussion starts here.
Despite the preventive measures, people with SCA can fall seriously ill. It is important to note that illness can start from age 4-6 months when levels of the natural foetal haemoglobin, which preven
Haemoglobin is a protein of different chains whose chemical structure is controlled by our genes. Haemoglobin C (Hb C) is one of the most common structural haemoglobin variants in the human populatio
Before now, a cure for the condition has been mostly elusive. For some years now, the only established cure for SCA has been stem cell transplant - that is, a transplant of "healthy stem cells from
Couples in relationships where both are carriers for a genetic illness find themselves in a particularly challenging situation. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD or PIGD) is a procedure to assi
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A common question is: “what’s the chance of SS genotype with SS parents”? We break down the chances of having children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) when both parents are carriers o
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It is different for people with the trait/ carriers, that is AS, who have kids together. So, each parent could pass a copy of the abnormal HbS gene to any of their children or a normal gene.