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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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US experts review sickle cell treatment in Bahrain

A team of US experts will report back to Bahrain’s Health Ministry within a month after conducting a review of the kingdom’s sickle cell disease (SCD) treatment programme. The four-member team from Johns Hopkins Medici

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Alarm over rising sickle cell deaths in Bahrain

Sickle cell campaigners have called for an urgent restructuring of health services, as the 46th patient died of complications in Bahrain - just one short of the deadliest year on record. Bahraini Mahmood Abdulwahab, a 26-year-old

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Experts in new push to fight sickle cell

Leading oncologists and haematologists discussed introducing a sickle cell disease (SCD) registry system in Bahrain as a means to formulate accurate SCD management protocol. The experts shared latest global best practices in the m

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Bahrains’ sickle cell toll reaches 32

Bahrain registered its 32nd sickle cell death yesterday (August 15) - hours after health officials issued orders to treat patients suffering from the disease as 'high priority'. Bahraini Hassan Faisal Hamer, 28, died at S

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New hope for sickle cell patients in Bahrain

New measures have been introduced to treat sickle cell sufferers in Bahrain, including scrapping a protocol that forces patients to wait eight hours before being administered morphine and dedicating a ward for women. They are bein

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