ANEMIA: Bloodlessness

  INTRODUCTION: The term anemia is derived from two Greek Words: ‘an’; ‘haima’, meaning without blood. In simple terms, we say anemia means bloodlessness, shortage of blood or low blood level.  In the human blood, there are three types of circulating blood cells, namely – red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. In anemia, […]

CURE FOR SICKLE CELL ANEMIA:

CURE FOR SICKLE CELL ANEMIA: Stem Cell Transplant Medical Breakthrough in Nigeria

Haemopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation has been successfully performed in Nigeria. In 2011, Prof. GN Bazuaye, Dr Ben Nwogoh, Dr Ademola Adewoyin and other team members at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria performed the first successful bone marrow transplant in Nigeria in a 7 year old boy, who is now 13 years old and […]