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Our goal is to improve the patient experience by offering better treatment outcomes for people with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia.

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Sickle Cell in Focus 2016: Monday 2nd – Tuesday 3rd June

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We are pleased to announce that the 10th Sickle Cell in Focus conference returns to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH),
Bethesda (near Washington DC), USA on 2nd and 3rd June 2016.

Online booking open now (via the NHLBI). Registration is FREE!

Travel, accommodation and subsistence costs must be met by delegates.

Download the SCiF 2016 programme: SCiF 2016_programme

Natcher Conference Center

Natcher Conference Center

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Exam Revision Day for Specialist Haematology Trainees (8)

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Update: Almost fully booked!Book now to avoid disappointment

Booking is now open for our next Exam Revision Day, taking place on Saturday, 5th March 2016. The course focuses on the red blood cell disorders sickle cell disease and thalassaemia and is geared towards Specialist Haematology Trainees preparing for Part 1 and Part 2 of FRCPath exams.

Book via the King’s College London eStore

Download the course outline: Exam course_8_course outline_March 2016

Luhanga Musumadi on screen to talk about transition from paediatric to adult care

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Luhanga Musumadi, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Haemoglobinopathies & Lead nurse for Adolescent Transition Service at Guy’s & St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, shares his experiences of managing and running the transition service for young sickle cell and thalassaemia patients. An excellent video! Enjoy :) If you would like to know more about the service, please contact Luhanga directly


red cell news Issue 7 out now


Copies should now be available in your local clinic or dowload a PDF here:

Issue 7 red cell news – Late Summer 2015

As usual, we welcome all your comments and feedback.

And, if you have a sickle cell or thalassaemia related story, an event to publicise or you would like to contribute your graphic or art skills, then please get in touch.

Previous issues can be found on the red cell news page.

 Free Prescription Campaign

Prescription charges campaign

Help the Prescription Charges Coalition’s campaign for free prescriptions for those with long term illnesses, in particular sickle cell disease and thlassaemia. Send an email to your MP in less than two minutes!

Prefer to send a letter? No problem. Download a template to send to your MP

Not sure who your MP is?

Visit the Houses of Parliament webpage to search using your postcode

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