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Folic Acid.

Sickle Cell Disease is characterised by a reduction in the lifespan of Red Blood Cells. These Red Blood Cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to various parts of the body. Normal Red Blood Cells have a lifespan of about 120 days. In patients with Sickle Cell Disease/Anaemia, this is reduced. The Red Blood Cells breakdown Read more about Folic Acid.[…]

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THE SICKLING TEST.

Narratives (after a sickling test): Health worker: Your sickling test is positive, which means you have Sickle Cell Disease. Patient: That explains why I am always ill. Health worker: Your sickling test is positive, which means you have Sickle Cell Disease. Patient: Are you sure, but I hardly fall sick. Health worker: Your sickling test is Read more about THE SICKLING TEST.[…]

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Health Talk-Resurrection Presbyterian Church.

On Sunday the 17th of April 2016, Sickle Life was privileged to fellowship with members of the Resurrection Presbyterian Church, Agbogba on the first day of their Young Adults Fellowship (YAF) week celebration. This was a health talk on the topic Sickle Cell Disease. It was delivered by Sickle Life founder, Dr. Sefakor Enam Bankas. Read more about Health Talk-Resurrection Presbyterian Church.[…]

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FEDERATION OF GHANA CATHOLIC HEALTH TRAINEES CONGRESS 2016.

The Federation of Ghana Catholic Health Trainees (FGCHT) is an  association comprising students of all Health institutions in Ghana who identify with the Catholic faith and doctrines. Every year since its formation in 1999, members assemble in one of its member institutions to undertake most primarily, a major project of germane National health interest. This Read more about FEDERATION OF GHANA CATHOLIC HEALTH TRAINEES CONGRESS 2016.[…]

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HAEMOGLOBIN VARIANT ESTIMATION.

Requests for haemoglobin variant estimation are common in health care delivery in Ghana. This investigation is generally referred to as Hb electrophoresis because of the method employed in testing. The principle of this test is based on separation of blood components based on the molecular mass (weight) of substances and their speed through a medium Read more about HAEMOGLOBIN VARIANT ESTIMATION.[…]

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My Sickle Life: Preparing For The Unexpected.

Living with a chronic medical condition like Sickle Cell Disease is a very tedious balancing act. There are several variables and too many moving parts which make staying healthy almost impossible. Every action must be taken with complete consideration of its potential to cause illness or affect health. Will it rain tomorrow, will I have Read more about My Sickle Life: Preparing For The Unexpected.[…]