sickle cell foundation

Sickle cell disease (SCD) describes a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. People with SCD have abnormal hemoglobin, called hemoglobin S or sickle hemoglobin, in their red blood cells. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. The disease is passed by genes from parents to their children. SCD is not contagious. Heineken supports these people generously. These pictures were taken when staff of the SCD foundation was being trained to work with new equipment, in order to prevent attacks.

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by Pamela Mooij ©