Sickle cell disease
A spotlight on sickle cell disease: Raising awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond

  Sickle cell disease (also called sickle cell anaemia) is a devastating inherited blood disorder, and patients who have it are categorised as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ to COVID-19 [1]. Although it is rare, sickle cell disease is the fastest growing genetic disorder in the UK [2], and there is an urgent need for increased awareness of the disease to help …

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