Sickle cell anaemia

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Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia is the most common genetic (inherited) disease in England, affecting around 12,500 people. Sickle cell disease (SCD), also known as sickle cell anaemia (SCA), is a hereditary blood disorder, caused by an abnormality in the oxygen-carrying protein haemoglobin found in red blood cells.

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Sickle cell anaemia

It makes a huge difference for me to know that there is an adult at my school who knows all about my condition and who I can talk to if I am worried or unwell.

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