Did You Know Age 11-16 is a booklet for young people aged 11-16 explaining sickle cell. It is suitable for young people living with the disorder, their siblings, and raising awareness to young people. It explains what sickle cell is, possible complications and treatments, as well as tips for self care, in a way that is tailored to young people of this age.
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1. Hb is short for haemoglobin: TRUE
2. Haemoglobin is a protein found in red blood cells: TRUE
3. Everyone inherits two haemoglobin genes, one from mum and one from dad: TRUE- if you have sickle cell, you inherited a gene for sickle haemoglobin from both parents.
4. In sickle cell disorders shortage of oxygen can turn red blood cells into a sickle shape: TRUE
5. It is good to be active: TRUE- but know your limits!
7. It is helpful to ask questions: TRUE- always! If you have any questions, please contact us!
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