1pm - 2pm

Wednesday 14 October 2020

Leading the way with Sickle Cell Disease Care

Please join us for a special online event promoting awareness of Sickle Cell Disease, as part of our Black History Month programme.


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This is an online event. You will be sent the link to join the event once you have registered.

Join the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences plus special guests for an important session which aims to raise awareness about sickle cell disease (SCD). 

Guest speakers will include: 

  • Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, the first sickle cell disease (SCD) and Thalassaemia specialist nurse in Britain, talking about her experience of being the first SCD specialist in Britian and seting up the UK’s first SCD counselling centre. 

  • Nkechi Ayanwu, a SCD specialist nurse, delivering a 20 minute educational session on SCD. 

  • Daniel Nwosu, Surrey alumnus and founder of Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivors charity, talking about his perspective as a patient. 

  • Hayley King, founder of Cianna’s Smile charity, sharing her experience as the mother of a child with SCD. 

There will be a Q&A session following the talks.

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