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Posted: July 29, 2016 by sicklecellunite in Uncategorized
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Sickle Cell Slime-O-Rama!!

Posted: June 16, 2014 by sicklecellunite in Uncategorized
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Here are some simple ways to raise awareness on World Sickle Cell Awareness Day!


Social Media is a great way to raise awareness, you can post as a status “ask me about sickle cell” or make different posts about sickle cell on your timeline throughout the day.


Change your name on your social media accounts to something related to sickle cell

Wear any sickle cell apparel you may have out and about.

Let everyone know that it is World Sickle Cell Awareness Day! That will spark up the perfect conversation!

During any conversation, just blurt out… Ask me about Sickle Cell! Which made lead to the perfect opportunity to educate.

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Sickle cell. I’m sick of this cell. This prison like hell. Sick of the sales they sell…of false cures in pill bottles. Start the regimen and more ills follow. Makes you feel hollow. How low is rock bottom when its past the stones? This pain pass through bones. Faith comes through prayers and moans. But God called my phone, told me through Him even my weak be strong. – Jasmine Bailey (R.I.P.)

 

Jasmine Bailey passed 5 months ago

Image  Warriors with Sickle Cell are often fatigue, mostly due to low normal red blood cells/anemia.

Difference between fatigue and tiredness

Everyone feels *tired*, at the end of the day, as a result of 12-14 waking hours spent in physical and mental work plus emotional interactions. This kind of tiredness is relieved by rest or a good night’s sleep. Fatigue on the other hand is a type of chronic tiredness that is not so easily addressed.

Fatigue is a feeling of low physical and/or mental energy and motivation, at times accompanied by sleepiness, such that the patient finds it difficult to perform daily activities.

Fatigue, as compared to routine tiredness, lasts for a longer duration and does not reduce by physical and mental rest alone.

Common symptoms of fatigue are weakness, low energy, constant tiredness, absence of motivation, struggle to concentrate and inability to start or complete any task.

Sickle Cell warriors aren’t lazy, they are fatigued

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Sickle Beta Zero Thalassemia (Sickle BA-ta zero thal-a-SEE-me-a) is similar to sickle cell anemia. Your child’s red blood cells contain abnormal hemoglobin, called “hemoglobin S” or “sickle hemoglobin”. In addition, the red blood cells have a defect called thalassemia, which results in cells that are small in size and more pale than usual. Instead of appearing round or donut shaped, your child’s red blood cells are somewhat small, pale, and misshapen. Some may appear sickled or banana shaped.

Because sickle beta zero thalassemia is inherited, it is a lifelong disorder. There is no treatment or cure. Your child will always have a mild anemia or slightly low blood count. This may result in occasional tiredness or weakness.

There are several types of sickle cell disease. The most common are: Sickle Cell Anemia (SS), Sickle-Hemoglobin C Disease (SC), Sickle Beta-Plus Thalassemia and Sickle Beta-Zero Thalassemia.

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Molecular Blood Group Typing Technique Developed

Posted: May 12, 2014 by sicklecellunite in Uncategorized
 
Scientists have designed a new system for molecular blood group typing that offers blood banks the possibility of extensive screening of blood donors at a relatively low cost. Although blood transfusion is generally safe, alloimmunization (when an antibody is formed in response to an antigen that is not present on a person’s own red blood cells) remains a dreaded complication, particularly in patients with sickle cell diseases.
 
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Posted: April 29, 2014 by sicklecellunite in Uncategorized
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