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Let’s Talk about Sickle Cell Disease

This is a great short video where you can hear Chris talk about Sickle Cell Disease.  Let’s all talk about it:

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CAN Family party- July 7th

What a wonderful way to start the summer! 120 patients, families, friends, carers, all got together in Oxford to share food, new experiences (yoga!), facepainting, tennis, crafts, a small petting zoo and lots of meeting with old and new friends. Under the beaming sunshine, we were exchanged stories, supported each other, and enthused everyone to […]

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Top 10 Research Priorities

CAN was pleased to support the James Lind Alliance in their Priority Setting Partnership.  People with rare inherited anaemias, their carers, and health professionals all worked together to identify the most important areas for future research. You can read the full report here: Rare Inherited Anaemias PSP_FINAL REPORT

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Hereditary Spherocytosis Leaflet

We have produced a leaflet about Hereditary Spherocytosis, which we hope you will find useful. HS_CAN_leaflet

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Come to our Family Day!

Our annual family day is on Sunday 13th May, at 11:30am. For more information please mail!

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“Waiting for the blood to arrive”

CAN (Congenital Anaemia Network) asked Alice Soboleva, a year 10 student, to interview Sabrena, a year 7 student with Thalassaemia about “What is it like to have a blood transfusion?”  Read what she wrote here.

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New hope for pain relief in sickle cell disease

Read the first in a series of articles for the CAN community looking at problems faced by people with congenital anaemias and how research is improving understanding and treatment. We look at trials of a new drug called Crizanlizumab which offers hope for relief from the excruciating pain of sickle cell crises. Pain is a […]

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Last chance to have your say!

The James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership survey is closing in 48h.  This is your chance as someone affected by, caring for or working with people with rare inherited anaemias to give your opinion on what are the most important questions that remain unanswered for those disorders. Please have a look at the survey, you […]

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Essay Prize

CAN is sponsoring an essay prize for students.  See for more details and how to apply.

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Rachel’s Story

In these videos, Rachel talks about her condition, how it affects her life and why contributing your questions is so important. As Rachel would say, go ahead, get involved! Click this link to take part in the Survey: You can also get updates on the results of the survey here.

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