Sickle Cell Anaemia
What is it?
It is a group of inherited conditions that affects the red blood cells. The most serious type is called "Sickle Cell Anaemia"
- Faulty genes affect how red blood cells develop.
- Experience painful episodes which can be very severe and can last up to a week/minutes/days
- Increased risk of serious infection
- Delayed growth
- Increased risk of leg ulcers/gallstones