From NHS Choices YouTube channel:
Sickle cell anaemia is a genetic (inherited) blood disorder where red blood cells develop abnormally. In this video a specialist nurse explains what it is, and Junior describes living with the condition:
The estimated survival at 18 years is now 94 percent for those with HbSS sickle cell disease or HbS/beta(0) thalassemia and 98 percent for those with HbSC or HbS/beta(+) thalassemia.
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