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Informed consent for exchange blood transfusions in sickle cell disease

02 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article examines the importance of information giving and its role in gaining informed consent from patients with sickle cell disease requiring exchange blood...

A qualitative study of perceptions of using prophylactic penicillin in patients with sickle cell disease

03 September 2010

Primary Health Care

A&S Science

People with sickle cell disease (SCD) are extremely vulnerable to bacteraemia and meningitis caused by encapsulated bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae,...

Psychological help for pregnant women with sickle cell disease

02 September 2009

Primary Health Care


The inherited condition sickle cell disease causes lifelong chronic health problems and can have a severe effect on quality of life. A variety of psychological...