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SICKLE CELL: Red Umbrella Walk 2019

By: Tayo Faloye The Red Umbrella Walk 2019, tagged: #ShoutItOut4SCD, to commemorate the World Sickle Day, took place today at the Unilag Sports Centre where the walk kicked off and rounded off. The massive turnout for the events by SCD Warriors, Sponsors, Caregivers, Healthcare Service Providers, Volunteers, Collaborators, Paramedics and …

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SICKLE CELL: Red Umbrella Walk 2019

Join us for the #RedUmbrellaWalk2019 this Saturday, 15th June, as we walk for Warriors who fight Sickle Cell daily, Caregivers as well as our Fallen Heroes in commemoration of the World Sickle Cell day. Be a partaker in this noble event to create awareness and advocate for people with Sickle …

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NAIDCARE QUALITY HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Naidcare provides a wide range of services to people in need of care, support and respite. Our approach is professional whilst maintaining the dignity and self-respect of our clients. Clients satisfaction is core to everything we do. OUR WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES ARE… * Home Care * Elderly Support * …

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SICKLE CELL and PAINFUL CRISIS

Frequent episodes of painful crisis are a major recurring symptom of Sickle Cell Disorder. The main feature is pain of abrupt or gradual onset, with or without a history of what triggers it. The bones are mostly involved, and they become mildly to extremely painful anywhere in the body but …

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SUPPORT OUR CAUSES TO SAVE LIVES

SICKLE CELL RURAL AREAS AWARENESS PROJECT (SCRAAP) by DISCON is in the making. In general, Disability & Sickle Cell Organization of Nigeria (DISCON) seeks your support, donation, sponsorship & partnership to Beat Back Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) in the country. You can get involved in various ways… 1. DONATE MEDICATION: …

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PALLOR and JAUNDICE IN SICKLE CELL DISORDER

Sickle cells life span is shorter than normal red blood cells. They get destroyed faster because of their odd crescent shape. The normal red blood cell can last for about 120 days but the sickle cell can hardly exist for up to 20 days. The bone marrow works to build …

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GOOD NEWS: Al-Ameen Discharged from Hospital

DISCON (Disability & Sickle Cell Organization of Nigeria) is happy to inform you all that Al-Ameen has been discharged from hospital on Tuesday, 4th December. We were reliably informed by the boy’s father, Mr. Shoneye. Al-Ameen is the 3year old Sickle Cell boy who had a crisis that resulted in …

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ACIDOSIS & SICKLE CELL CRISIS

MESSAGE BY: Disability & Sickle Cell Organization Of Nigeria (DISCON) LIKE DISCON ON FACEBOOK FOLLOW DISCON ON INSTAGRAM Most times, sickle cell crises are triggered by certain things we do, consume, allow or experience. Acidosis is one of them. It’s diet-induced and can spark painful crisis in some SCD warriors. …

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Sickle Cell Disorder: WHAT IS A GENOTYPE?

WHAT IS GENOTYPE? Genotype is the total hereditary genetic configuration of cells in humans like the software codes that run a system and determine its characteristics (phenotype). HUMAN GENOTYPES: There are six genotypes in humans. Some are more common than the others. The six are… AA, AS, AC, SC, SS, …

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