What is Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)
Sickle Cell disease is an inherited disorder of the hemoglobin molecule within the red blood cell, which causes the blood cell to change shape from a disc into a crescent, or sickle shape. As a result, it is not effective in transporting oxygen and can cause extremely painful and dangerous blockages in blood vessels.
Newborn Screening (NBS)
In Canada three provinces remain to add Sickle Cell Disease to their New Born Registry. It is of utmost importance to get SCD on the list to avoid missed diagnosis.
We will provide education sessions for patients, families, and health care workers in order to work towards standardized care in Manitoba for all patients living with SCD
The Sickle Circle of Manitoba aims to be a sounding voice for all individual affected by SCD. Through our community we will tackle the challenges Sickle Cell presents, and stand against adversity to break down the social barriers associated with the disease.
The Sickle Circle of Manitoba provides patient outreach to it’s members in need. Weather it’s support in getting to medical appointments, or resource materials to help educate. Feel free to contact us
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SCD has been around for over one hundred years, but still remains a disease that is often overlooked.
Andrea’s Angel Walk
Andrea’s Angel Walk is an annual event. A 5k walk/run named in honour of Andrea Ndukwu. Andrea was a fierce sickle warrior who lost her battle to the disease at the tender age of seven. Her spirit and infectious smile precedes her, and inspires this event.
It’s held in September which is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. Funds raised during this event go directly to the patient outreach program. The main goal of the walk is to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease