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June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Abali1(m): 6:58am On Jun 19, 2019
Today June 19, has been set aside for the celebration of World Sickle cell day. But really is there anything to celebrate? What does Sickle cell really mean to the rest of the World? How many people, especially here in Nigeria know their genotypes? Even those who know their genotypes, how many really make a conscious effort to know more about genotype pairing for the sake of marriage and birthing children?
Even some of you educated and should know better, how many have created awareness of sickle cell disease just in their own corner of the world?
Currently Nigerian has the largest number of people living with sickle cell disease. And until we start making conscious effort to reduce this number through creating awareness we will still hold this unenviable title in years to come.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Abali1(m): 7:00am On Jun 19, 2019
Please MoDs celebrate the Warriors today.

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We call ourselves the Warriors because we are constantly fighting unending battles with Sickle Cell. And no matter how tough each battle is, we always come out victorious.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by iornenge81(m): 7:48am On Jun 19, 2019
sad
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by legalwealth(m): 7:49am On Jun 19, 2019
God will help and heal them! !!

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by TalkTalkTwins(m): 7:50am On Jun 19, 2019
This is really nice, but how did you end up with the conclusion that Nigeria has the highest number of sickle cell carriers in the whole world?

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by BakireBulmaker: 7:50am On Jun 19, 2019
Ehya
Warriors indeed!
May God heal and preserve you all and the rest of us.
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by mamatayour(f): 7:52am On Jun 19, 2019
I salute the warriors ....they are fighters. The Lord is y'alls strength

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:53am On Jun 19, 2019
Taking the following steps to stay healthy may help you avoid complications of sickle cell anemia:

Take folic acid supplements daily, and choose a healthy diet. Bone marrow needs folic acid and other vitamins to make new red blood cells.
Choose a diet that focuses on a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains.
Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can increase your risk of a sickle cell crisis.
Drink water throughout your day, aiming for about eight glasses a day.
Increase the amount of water you drink if you exercise or spend time in a hot, dry climate.
Avoid temperature extremes. Exposure to extreme heat or cold can increase your risk of a sickle cell crisis.
Exercise regularly, but don't overdo it.

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For the people that want to know if sickle cell can be cured

Here is the answer : Bone marrow transplant, also known as stem cell transplant, offers the only potential cure for sickle cellanemia....
As a result, treatment for sickle cell anemia is usually aimed at avoiding crises, relieving symptoms and preventing complications.


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The number and main important thing to note : AS should not get married to AS.
This has led to a lot of deaths in the country.
People should not let love blind them.
AS getting marry to another AS is not love but foolishness

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Focusmind: 7:53am On Jun 19, 2019
My sympathy and support to all carriers of this blood anomaly. May almighty God continue to grant you the courage and stamina to carry on. I feel and share in your pain and discomfort and witnessed close relatives and friends died because of this sickle-cell anemia.

Being a carrier of this sickle cell in a country with poor health care support could be discomforting and unforgiving. My prayers and thoughts are with you people today.

Rest in peace Femi, Nnabuike and Frank - You all fought a great battle to live, but the devastation and poor health facilities in our country were just overwhelmingly bad for you guys. Sleep on - We all love you guys.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:53am On Jun 19, 2019
Abali1:
Please MoDs celebrate the Warriors today.

NB
We call ourselves the Warriors because we are constantly fighting unending battles with Sickle Cell. And no matter how tough each battle is, we always come out victorious.
It is not easy.
It is well with you guys in Jesus name.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Satan66(m): 7:53am On Jun 19, 2019
Sickle cell people make my skin crawl, they are so ugly and weak lipsrsealed
I can never bring myself to marry or Bleep one.
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Nobody: 7:53am On Jun 19, 2019
elebrating the brave people

Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:54am On Jun 19, 2019
Satan66:
Sickle cell people make my skin crawl, they are so ugly and weak lipsrsealed
I can never bring myself to marry or Bleep one.
For something that they don't have a choice about?
Something that is not their making?!

This is how some people become unfortunate in life....unknowingly!
Disgusting tin!!


151487made:

I'm a sickle cell patient and not weak neither ugly
Don't bother to reply Satan please.
He has lost the battle already!
It is well with you.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Slurity(m): 7:54am On Jun 19, 2019
For singles. Don't be stupid, do proper test before marriage. Don't regret 'for-life'.
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by FuckDaMods: 7:54am On Jun 19, 2019
I hail all the warriors out there, e no easy. God got you

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by gambia(m): 7:54am On Jun 19, 2019
Noted
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by missimelda01(f): 7:55am On Jun 19, 2019
I celebrate them today and always, it's not easy being sick all the time and having to take drugs or injections cry.
To all the potential parents out there, let's join our hands to stop this! Marry someone with a complementing genotype.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by northvietnam(m): 7:55am On Jun 19, 2019
Buhari Should declear today public holidays because he is the chief sickler of Nigeria

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Ruddyman(m): 7:55am On Jun 19, 2019
Abali1:
Today June 19, has been set aside for the celebration of World Sickle cell day. But really is there anything to celebrate? What does Sickle cell really mean to the rest of the World? How many people, especially here in Nigeria know their genotypes? Even those who know their genotypes, how many really make a conscious effort to know more about genotype pairing for the sake of marriage and birthing children?
Even some of you educated and should know better, how many have created awareness of sickle cell disease just in their own corner of the world?
Currently Nigerian has the largest number of people living with sickle cell disease. And until we start making conscious effort to reduce this number through creating awareness we will still hold this unenviable title in years to come.

What statistic do you have on the bolded?
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Anonymous4: 7:56am On Jun 19, 2019
Check your Partner Genotype.. Be aware..
Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by 151487made(m): 7:56am On Jun 19, 2019
Satan66:
Sickle cell people make my skin crawl, they are so ugly and weak lipsrsealed
I can never bring myself to marry or Bleep one.

I'm a sickle cell patient and not weak neither ugly

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by FuckDaMods: 7:56am On Jun 19, 2019
Satan66:
Sickle cell people make my skin crawl, they are so ugly and weak lipsrsealed
I can never bring myself to marry or Bleep one.
Hmm.. Satan how far na? You know say na your fault why sickle cell dey this life

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by oluseyiforjesus(m): 7:57am On Jun 19, 2019
Divine heal to all sickle cell patients

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by FuckDaMods: 7:58am On Jun 19, 2019
151487made:

I'm a sickle cell patient and not weak neither ugly
Be truthful o.. You might be handsome but we ain't strong like normal ones wink

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Rolly22(m): 7:58am On Jun 19, 2019
My Genotype is As and my girls own is also AS but she still wants us to get married but I will never try such wickedness.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by godisablack(m): 7:59am On Jun 19, 2019
God strengthen all the carriers around the globe...fighters y'all are!!!


In memory of my poem dedicated to all the carriers... ���

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by Valleys(m): 8:00am On Jun 19, 2019
One of the major issues in Nigeria is religiosity. Tell them AS X AS cannot marry, they will tell you pastor has prayed for them. To be honest, some pastors will not even wed you if you both are carriers. We need to change our mindset.

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:00am On Jun 19, 2019
northvietnam:
Buhari Should declear today public holidays because he is the chief sickler of Nigeria
Says the black sheep of his family!

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Re: June 19, World Sickle Cell Day by godisablack(m): 8:00am On Jun 19, 2019
godisablack:
God strengthen all the carriers around the globe...fighters y'all are!!!



In memory of my poem dedicated to all the carriers... ���


WHO IS TO BE BLAMED?

Yellow eyes, fading white teeth
Hair Dreadlocked, forced smile
Was all I could see on her face
As her mum was smiling back at her

I looked closer
Her legs were thin too
Belly swollen like a two months pregnancy
This baby is in real pain
I whispered to myself

I tried not to look again
But, I can't
The young girl is not happy
She cannot be happy
She has learnt pain at this tender age
I cried gently.
And I left.

Hence, came this thought
God why would you allow such?
Is it a punishment to her?
What has the baby done to face this
Suffering at this early stage?


Could it be the parents fault?
Were they meant to be punished through her?
But the baby is not guilty
Or is she?

This time, I was thinking too much
Life is unfair
Throwing anything at us
Nobody is really safe

Who is to be blamed?
The parents? for not thinking?,
The baby? For what?
Life? For hosting this suffering?
Or is it God for allowing the suffering?
I cried again and left....



Pen'Talk ✍️
22:04
03/12/2018

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