Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sickle_CellJuly is Sickle Cell Awareness month. The condition affects about 12,500 people in the UK and is now one of the country’s most commonly inherited conditions, with rates as high as 1 in 300 babies born with it in some areas.

Find out what it is and how it affects people by listening to the BBC 3 Counties Radio interview. In this clip, Beverley Bell Jessop, whose two sons both have Sickle Cell tells Nesta McGregor how the condition affects them.


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