Sickle cell crisis: how to spot the signs and reduce the risk
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Sickle cell crisis: how to spot the signs and reduce the risk

Erin Dean Health journalist

Lack of knowledge of the blood disorder is common among healthcare professionals. Find out how to help your patients

Sickle cell disease, a group of disorders that alter the haemoglobin in red blood cells, affects an estimated 15,000 people in the UK, according to charity the Sickle Cell Society.

Nursing Standard. 36, 11, 67-69. doi: 10.7748/ns.36.11.67.s24

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