Of all people with Sickle Cell Anaemia, children who have this condition have the highest Stroke risk form aged 2 to 16 years old.
Children with Sickle Cell Disease are 300 times more likely than normal children to have a stroke. Of the children who have had a stroke and survived, 70% will have a second stroke and it usually occurs within 36 months of the first stroke. Most of this children will go on a Chronic blood transfusion which is fraught with its own emotional difficulties and side effects.
Stroke is a medical emergency.
Download this booklet here and give a copy to your child school - Sickle Cell and Stroke Booklet
A booklet sponsored by the The Stroke Association.
There is a three-hour window of time for treatment. Act Fast!
- Click here for more information from the Stroke Association.
- For information on childhood stroke guidelines and booklet click here
We are able to come to your school, workplace or group to talk to you about Sickle cell and Stroke.
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