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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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