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New drug hope for sickle cell patients

Sickle cell sufferers have been urged to make the switch to a life-changing drug that could drastically reduce complications. More than 40 per cent of sufferers being cared for at the Genetic Blood Disease Centre in Salmaniya Medical Complex (

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Specialist sickle cell clinic expansion set in Bahrain

Bahrain’s main specialist clinic treating patients with blood disorders will be expanded to cope with massive demand, the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication, has learnt. The Genetic Blood Disease Centre at Salmaniya M

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Sickle cell deaths in Bahrain spark outrage against medics

Two more sickle cell disease patients have died from complications associated with the condition, prompting campaigners to accuse medics of failing to follow basic treatment protocols. Mahmood Mohammed Al Mahdi, 38, from A’ali, and Samee

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New hope for women sickle cell patients in Bahrain

Two women-only waiting areas for female sickle cell patients will be established in the Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department of Bahrain’s main hospital. The order was given yesterday by Health Minister Faeqa Al Saleh, just two day

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New drug to replace painkillers for sickle cell patients

Bahrain will play a key role in helping research a new drug to replace painkillers in the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, it has emerged. The year-long research programme is set to be launched on Wednesday (September 9) by Arabian Gulf Unive

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Sickle cell deaths surge in August

Last month was the deadliest August for Bahrain’s sickle cell patients in three years, it has emerged. In total, nine sickle cell sufferers succumbed to complications related to the disease throughout July and August, according to figure

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Sickle cell anaemia claims 14th life this year

A Bahraini man has become the 14th person to die of complications from sickle cell anaemia this year. Ali Isa Al Haddad died yesterday morning in India, where he was sent by the Health Ministry for treatment, said a report in the

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Special sickle cell day care unit to open in Bahrain

A day care unit to treat patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia will open in the Bahrain’s main hospital next month. It aims to reduce waiting lines at the accident and emergency department of Salmaniya Medical Complex

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Sickle cell drug at Bahrain’s health centres soon

A drug that could drastically reduce sickle cell anaemia complications will soon be made available in all of Bahrain’s health centres. More than 220 sickle cell sufferers have died in Bahrain over the past six years from com

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Woman 6th to die of sickle cell this year in Bahrain

A Bahraini woman who died on March 10 was Bahrain's sixth sickle cell patient to die this year from complications arising from the condition, it has been claimed. Mother-of-two Fatima Saleh Ebrahim, 26, died in her house in Ka

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