Tag Archives: blood cancer

“When I’m in pain, I need you to be strong!”

March 8, 2011

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I like to surf the bloggosphere looking for other people talking about sickle cell. I’ve found some great sites and video blogs. The reason I do this is because I know it’s hard to understand the impact sickle cell has on lives unless you have first hand knowledge i.e. a friend or family member suffering […]

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Blood Transfusions

February 24, 2011

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Blood Sack The risk of iron over load with blood transfusions has been addressed with the oral medication Exjade (deferasirox). The problem with medication is it usually has side effects that cause you to need another medication. The only way to break the cycle and dependancy on these medications is to stop taking them. And, […]

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100 Years Later

December 5, 2010

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In 1910, Walter Clement Noel, a dental student from the West Indies, came into Dr. James B. Herrick’s office complaining of shortness of breath, pneumonia and severe pain. When Dr. Herrick examined his blood cells, he discovered they were not all round like normal red blood cells. They were shaped like the sickle farming tool. […]

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