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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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The lungs and sickle cell

For most people a painful crisis is the usual problem in sickle cell. Crises occur again and again and are the most frequent reason for admission to hospital. The underlying reason for a painful crisis is blockage of small blood … 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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