MENTORS MATTER!

Dr. Buadu (Sickle Life) and Medical Students (facing camera) interacting with clients at the adolescent clinic. ​Living with a chronic medical condition is quite difficult for children and especially difficult through adolescence as young people transition into adulthood. We often begin to wonder why we are different, why us in particular, why so many medications to Read more about MENTORS MATTER![…]

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Sickle Life Mentorship Project Volunteer Form.

The Sickle Life Mentorship Project comes off on Saturday 26th August 2017.  Our aim is to assist in the transition of teenagers living with sickle cell disease from the paediatric to adult Sickle Cell Clinic at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.  Activities include talks on: SCD and medication adherence. Development and body changes. School life and peer pressure. Read more about Sickle Life Mentorship Project Volunteer Form.[…]

​USA- FDA Approves New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease.

(This article was first published on Medscape.) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved L-glutamine oral powder (Endari, Emmaus Medical Inc) to reduce severe complications of sickle cell disease in patients aged 5 years and older with the disorder. This is the first approval for the rare disorder in almost 20 years. “Endari Read more about ​USA- FDA Approves New Treatment for Sickle Cell Disease.[…]

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WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY, 2017- Know Your Sickle Status Now.

World Sickle Cell Day is commemorated annually on the 19th June to draw attention to Sickle Cell Disease globally. In 2017, The Information Services Department (ISD), Obuasi district organized a number of events from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd June 2017 to draw attention to this condition within the district. Under the theme, “KNOW YOUR Read more about WORLD SICKLE CELL DAY, 2017- Know Your Sickle Status Now.[…]