It was World Sickle Cell Day on the 19 June 2018. Sickle Cell disease (“SCD”) is an inherited blood disorder which affects millions of people around the world. The effects of this disorder include infections, lung related complications, severe pain called sickle cell crises. It can lead to stroke and can even death.
19 June was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as World Sickle Cell Day and was first celebrated in 2009. It is celebrated to raise public awareness. It is hoped that raising awareness of the disease will encourage Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to donate blood.
The Internet Stroke Centre has highlighted that studies performed by The Stroke Prevention in Sickle Cell Anaemia (STOP), reveals that “simple or exchange red blood cell transfusions given every three to four weeks reduce stroke recurrence in SCD children by about 90 percent”.
Inez Brown, Partner and Head of Medical Accident Group said “Sickle Cell Awareness day contributes to saving lives as there are many people experiencing symptoms of the disease but do not know it”.
As an experienced local Firm, we have managed to successfully claim compensation for families, who have directly/indirectly suffered a loss due to the negligent treatment relating to a failure or delay to treat a blood disorder.
If you have suffered from poor treatment, Medical Accident Group can help. We have a team of dedicated clinical negligence solicitors, with over 30 years’ experience, who will guide you through the process of making a claim. If you believe you have a claim, call the team now on 0800 050 1668 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org