Anemia de células falciformes for Health Professionals


Newborn blood spot (heel prick) test (the Guthrie' test). A physician performing the pinprick puncture in one heel of a newborn to collect their blood to screen for inborn errors of metabolism.
Research Feature
Soon after birth, a baby in the United States is tested for sickle cell disease, the often-devastating genetic blood disorder affecting more than 100,000 Americans and 20 million of people worldwide. If positive, that newborn typically begins a course of treatment that can greatly prolong life and help stave off complications of the disease. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where the majority of sickle cell disease cases can be found—and where resources are scant—newborn screening programs are virtually non-existent, and as a result, so is treatment that could save lives. Now, research shows that...


Sickle Cell In Focus Conference 2019 Logo
October 10 - 11, 2019
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
81 Knutsford Boulevard
Kingston 5, Jamaica West Indies

After another successful event at the NIH/NHLBI, USA, in October 2018, we are pleased to announce that Sickle Cell ...