As this virus continues its ravages, we are watching what is happening and how this will affect our work for the year 2020. Our thoughts and prayers go to the people who have lost their lives as a result of this virus around the world; to their families and friends who are directly affected. We would like to thank all the healthcare professionals for their selfless act caring for people around the world under very difficult circumstances.
People living with Sickle Cell Disease may be at risk of contracting this virus due to their compromised immune systems. For more information about how this virus can affect people with SCD, see the links below.
See the attached expert advice for COVID-19 and SCD guidelines for children with Sickle Cell Disease
See the attached expert advice for COVID-19 and SCD guidelines for adults with Sickle Cell Disease
For more information and updates on this virus in Australia see this link