Sickle Cell Disease and its West African Discovery: a free webinar to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and some of its fascinating history.
About this Event
World Sickle Cell Day is on 19th June each year. How much do you know about sickle cell? Do you know it is the most commonly inherited blood condition affecting millions around the world? Do you know that long before its 1910 Western ‘discovery’ a West African doctor first wrote about it?
The Sickle Cell Society invite you to a webinar on:
- Sickle cell disease and its myths
- The Sickle Cell and Thalassamia NHS Screening Programme
- A presentations on the illustrious Sierra Leonean Dr Africanus Horton, whose parents were freed enroute to being enslaved in the Americas
- Our new project exploring the history of sickle cell in the UK since the arrival of the ‘Windrush Generation’
Plus, a question and answer session will follow.
An educational and interesting evening is promised so reserve your limited free ticket now!