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Sickle Cell Awareness Campaign

NHS England and NHS Improvement is launching a new Sickle Cell awareness campaign ahead of World Sickle Cell Day 2022.

A new campaign aims to increase awareness of the key signs and symptoms of a Sickle Cell crisis, particularly among urgent emergency care staff and those living with the condition and their carers.

If someone has these symptoms, they should seek urgent medical attention:

•Pain

•Signs of infection including fever

•One-sided paralysis or weakness in the face, arms or legs

•Confusion

•Difficulty walking or talking

•Sudden visual changes

•Unexplained numbness

•Severe headache

•Breathlessness, chest pain or low oxygen levels

Acting quickly can save lives.

For more information click here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sickle-cell-disease/

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