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SUPPORT OUR CAUSES TO SAVE LIVES

SICKLE CELL AWARENESS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES 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 by… 1. DONATE MEDICATION: DISCON distributes Prescriptive/ OTC drugs to SCD warriors at no cost …

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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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LET’S STOP THE SICKLE CELL CYCLE…

We found ourselves at LASUTH early in the year via another hospital referral. Thought I had unburdened for January by hurriedly paying up my kids school fees in December. Life! So, I was sitting at the reception area. Wifey and son were with the doctors in the examination room. As …

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