The Canadian Hemoglobinopathy Association has been working for the past year on developing Sickle Cell emergency “wallet cards” for patients. The cards are available in English and French. If your clinic need to order cards please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name of the clinic
Number of cards in each language
Address to be sent to
The cards will also be available for distribution during the upcoming Sickle Cell conference in Ottawa this September.
CanHaem is pleased to present the first ever national Canadian guidance for Sickle Cell Disease: The Consensus Statement on the Care of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Canada, 2015. We are indebted to Drs. Ewurabena Simpson and Madeleine Verhovsek who have worked tirelessly as editors of this important document.
Table of Contents for the Consensus Statement on the Care of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease in Canada
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Are you a patient or family member of someone who has Sickle Cell Disease or Thalassemia syndromes? If so, we invite you to browse the patient area of the website and learn how CanHaem is working to improve the care and resources for all Canadians affected by these disorders.