Preventing Sickle Cell Disease with PGD and Managing it

Preventing Sickle Cell Disease with PGD and Managing it

08:32 27th September 2017 | Uncategorized

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Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), or sickle cell anemia, is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affects millions of people throughout the world. To make people more aware of this genetic disorder, September was named National Sickle Cell Awareness Month in 1983.

There is a way to avoid passing this disease to your baby. To find out more, CONTINUE READING

The Role of Red Blood Cells

Healthy red blood cells, apart from g...

How to Prevent Your Baby from Inheriting Sickle Cell Disease

How to Prevent Your Baby from Inheriting Sickle Cell Disease

03:53 25th September 2017 | Sickle Cell Prevention

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The last thing loving parents want for their children is suffering. Grazed knees and broken hearts are essentially inevitable, but almost all parents will do everything they can to protect their children from anything even remotely threatening.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE SOME THREATS LURKING AROUND, EVEN BEFORE BIRTH.

Sickle cell disease (SCD), also known as sickle cell anaemia, is a condition inherited from one’s parents and therefo...

What is Sickle Cell Anaemia and How Can PGD Help?

What is Sickle Cell Anaemia and How Can PGD Help?

07:42 7th March 2017 | Sickle Cell Anaemia

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Healthy red blood cells are responsible for distributing enough oxygen throughout the body. If you have sickle cell anaemia, a type of anaemia that is inherited (i.e. a genetic disorder), you don’t have enough healthy red blood cells.

In medical terms, abnormal haemoglobin S (Hb S) instead of haemoglobin A (Hb A) is present in the red blood cells.

Regular, healthy red blood cells are round and flexible, making movement through blo...

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