Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia are genetic conditions, affecting the red blood cells.
There are two types of the illnesses. The trait form does not always show any symptoms. Testing is essential before conception, because two trait carriers can produce a child with Sickle Cell Disease or Thalassaemia Major.
These conditions require lifelong specialist care and management. The illnesses are present in all community groups, but more commonly found in BME Communities.
Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia are two of the most common genetic disorders in the UK.
SSCAT F works in collaboration with voluntary and statutory agencies to raise awareness with workshops exhibitions and conferences and provides a range of services to clients & families including:
Support Plans, Home and Hospital Visits, Housing, Benefit Entitlement, Immigration, Support Groups, Advocacy, Referrals, Signposting, Education,- Training, Empowerment, Advice & Information, Emotional Support.
For further information please contact one of the development workers on Telephone 0114-275 3209
Or at: SSCAT Foundation,SYAC Business Centre, 110 – 120 Wicker, S3 8JD
Dorothy Dixon Barrow 8th Annual Health Conference
Sheffield Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia Foundation
6th October 2011,
9.15am – 3.00pm
SADACCA Day Care Centre, 4 Willey Street, Sheffield, S3 8JU
To confirm attendance please contact Sonya Chattoo on: Phone: 275 3209 Fax: 279 6870 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments and lunch will be provided
RSVP by 29th September 2011