Full Circle Fund, host the world’s first Nutrition in Sickle Cell Conference
Full Circle Fund, an award-winning hospital based Integrative medicine charity, hosted the world’s first Nutrition in Sickle Cell Conference on the 18th June 2021 in collaboration with Claudine Matthews, a registered Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant in Sickle Cell in the UK.
You can replay this conference by clicking on the video.
This conference will be of interest to Haematologists, doctors, clinical psychologists, health psychologists, researchers, nurses, dietitians, sickle cell patients aged 15 years +, and parents/carers of babies or children with sickle cell.
Sickle cell disorder (SCD) is a complex, life-long, genetic red blood cell disorder in the UK affecting around 15,000 people, mostly of African or African-Caribbean origin, although the sickle gene is found in all ethnic groups. SCD is characterised by repeated vaso-occlusive crises (VOCs), which cause severe pain, impact patients’ quality of life and increase the risk of organ damage, stroke, acute chest syndrome, blindness, bone damage and early death. Annually in the UK, approximately 270 babies are born with the condition, globally the WHO estimates around 300,000 babies are born with severe forms of the disease.
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