Jessica Sharkey

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Sickle Cell Anemia Is On The Rise Worldwide

Sickle cell anemia may not be as well-known as, say, malaria, tuberculosis or AIDS. But every year, hundreds of thousands of babies around the world are born with this inherited blood disorder. And the numbers are expected to climb.<p>The number of sickle cell anemia cases is expected to increase …

Sickle cells get tripped up by sticky ones

<b>BROWN (US) —</b> Using computer models, researchers have discovered it’s a sticky type of red blood cell that starts the blockage that leads to a “sickle …

Letter to Community: My Journey as a Mother of a Child with Sickle Cell

My name is Tamika Moseley and I have a son with sickle cell disease.<p><i>(The following is a letter written by local resident Tamika Moseley, who wants to</i> …

Ignorance about sickle cell disease is no excuse for poor NHS care

An inquest into the death of Sarah Mulenga has ruled that failures to follow basic procedures by London Ambulance staff contributed to her death two years ago. The two trainee paramedics called to attend to Sarah, who had sickle cell anaemia, in January 2011 failed to carry out a basic set of …

I'm a sickle cell patient and have lost my ability to develop an erection

<b>I'm a 29-year-old sickle cell patient who used to have a very active sex life. But I lost my ability to develop an erection last year, after undergoing a "surgical shunt". I want to get married and have children but I'm horrified by the thoughts of my performance. Even the intense feelings of</b> …