On Friday 6th March, Andy Love MP and I met with the Edmonton Sickle Cell Support Group to discuss how the MP's office can raise awareness or be of greater assistance to Edmonton residents suffering with the sickle cell condition.
In brief, sickle cell anaemia is a serious inherited blood disorder where the red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body, develop abnormally.
In the UK, sickle cell disorders are most commonly seen in African and Caribbean people.
Most sufferers are in need of hands-on and recognisable support. Most of whom have been very vocal about the lack of empathy and discomforts that they experience with a number of health professional services.
Sickle cell is a disorder very close to my heart and I would be honoured, if elected to Parliament, to actively help to raise awareness about the condition.