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Automated red cell exchange transfusion – NICE gives the OK

NICE, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, has just published guidance on the preferred way of undertaking exchange transfusions in sickle cell disease. These recommendations have major implications for all those living with sickle cell in the UK, and will … Continue reading

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Reproductive issues for men with sickle cell disease

A recent review article in the journal Blood looked at the issues around reproduction and sex in sickle cell. Unfortunately, there is little hard fact and lots of anecdote and speculation in this area, but the author, Dr Kim Smith-Whitley, … Continue reading

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Sickle Cell and Body Builders

What have body building and sickle cell got in common? Well it’s a complicated story that starts nearly 40 years ago with the discovery of a simple chemical, nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a very powerful vasodilator, meaning that it … Continue reading

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