ASVI 2022 Session Eight.

26th March 2022, 7am EST ASVI is back with Session Six of Amplify Sickle Cell Voices Webinar Series Part Three.

In 2022, over 100 years since Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) was discovered in an American Lab, we are still facing health disparities around the world. Most people impacted by this condition are still missing the basic medications to manage their symptoms and complications.

This week we are discussing Blood Clots in Sickle Cell Disease-Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism.

Because of the nature of Red Blood Cells in Sickle Cell Disease, people with Sickle Cell Disease are said to be at greater risk of having Blood Clots than the general population. Sickled Red Blood Cells traveling through the blood vessels can cause clumping resulting in the clumps getting stuck in the Blood vessels increasing the risk of a Blood Clot lodging in  deep Veins(arms or legs) or lungs.Pulmonary Embolism.

An article from journal watch on the risks for Thrombosis in patients with Sickle Cell Disease states that “Thrombosis is prevalent in Sickle Cell patients, especially following hospital discharge. Studies show that up to 12% of people living with Sickle Cell Disease have deep vein thrombosis by the age opf 40.

Join us to this share your experience so that others can be aware. ASVI is here to help change the sickle cell narratives.

The education session will be presented by Dr John Joseph Strouse and supported by Dr Babila Valentine.

Amplify Sickle Cell Voices International Inc is created for this reason, to highlight issues affecting the majority of the people impacted by this disease. Lend your voice to this cause, JOIN THE ASVI MOVEMENT.

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