Andrew O'Dua

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Fundraising for The Sickle Cell Society
raised of £600 target
by 31 supporters
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Event: Vitality British 10k London Run 2016, on 10 July 2016
Participants: My sister, Kenny, is also taking part so it's a family run!
The Sickle Cell Society

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RCN 1046631
We support people with sickle cell disease to improve their overall quality of life


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Sickle cell is a disorder of the haemoglobin in the red blood cells. People with sickle cell disorder are born with the condition.  It is not contagious. It can only be inherited from both parents, each having passed on the gene for sickle cell. The main symptoms of sickle cell disorder are anaemia and severe pain.  These painful episodes are referred to as sickle cell crises. They can last a few hours, a couple of days or up to a couple of weeks and often require hospitalisation and the administration of strong painkilling drugs such as morphine. Over time people with sickle cell can experience damage to organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, heart and spleen. Death can also result from complications of the disorder.

Our goal is to raise awareness of this debilitating condition and to generate funds for educational seminars for health workers to help people manage their condition.  You can help us get there. We are very grateful for any support you can give, please don't forget to gift aid your donation.  

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The Sickle Cell Society

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RCN 1046631
The Sickle Cell Society is the only national charity in the UK that supports and represents people affected by sickle cell disease to improve their overall quality of life. We provide information, advice, advocacy, respite, support services, hold talks, patient education seminars and training.

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