By Sean Marshall
It was reported by Trade Arabia this week that a July to Augest study has shown that last month was the deadliest month for Bahrains sickle cell population in the last three years. It was explained that “in total, nine sickle cell sufferers succumbed to complications related to the disease throughout July and August, according to figures provided by the Bahrain Sickle Cell Anemia Patient Care Society.”
However with further examination it is reveled that seven of those deaths happened in August. It was also mentioned that the initial study was first reported by the Gulf Daily News
The article can be found here: http://www.tradearabia.com/news/HEAL_289280.html
Other news this week featured Bakerfiled's Hina Patel Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease seventh annual fun run in an attempt to raise funds for sickle cell research. The run is planned on the 12th of September at Barkerfield's Riverwalk Park. It was stated that registration is at 6:30 Am and the cost is a flat 25 American dollars The organization is doing this not only to raise funds for researching but continue to raise awareness of sickle cell disease.
It was commented by Sanjay Petal that “There are 250 million people in the world that carry the sickle cell gene,” there was also mention of how “it’s a disease scientists are working around the clock to treat. “and that “there are multiple studies going out across the world to find a genetic or gene therapy to cure it,”
If you are in the area or would just like to donate any time effort or even money all helpful information can be found at Hinapatelfoundation.org.
Thee original article can be found here: http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2015/09/03/first-look-hina-patel-foundation-runs-to-support-sickle-cell-research.html
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