PHCN LBBD Sickle Cell & Thalassemia Centre Presents
LIVING LEGACY; WHY YOUR BLOOD MATTERS
DATE: SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022
TIME: 3PM (PROMPT) – 6:30PM
VENUE: PHIM (Main Auditorium)
Unit 3 & 4, 280 Oxlow Lane,
Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. It is the most common genetic disease in mainly the Afro-Carribbean community. Other nationalities that suffer from sickle cell & Thalassaemia include Arabs, Greeks, Italians, Latin Americans & India.
This is the main reason for showcasing this process & the movie “A LIVING LEGACY”, as research has shown that only a very small percentage of the Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic community in the United Kingdom are blood donors or have donated blood at all. And one of the main treatments for Sickle Cell Anaemia is to increase the fatal haemoglobin by the process of manual or regular automated blood transfusions or exchange blood transfusions.