Sickle Cell Disease

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Lecture Overview

Sickle cell disease is a genetic haematologic condition where the red blood cells form a sickle or crescent moon shape instead of a normal round disc shape. In this lecture, apheresis nurse Jessica Klass discusses the pathophysiology, potential complications and treatments of SCD.


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Jessica Klass who has worked in various nursing roles across Melbourne hospitals in haematology and oncology. Jessica discovered apheresis at The Royal Melbourne Hospital 4 years ago which has since been amalgamated with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Jessica is now the associate nurse unit manager of the apheresis department for the VCCC precinct.
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First Published06 December 2022
Updated06 December 2022
06 December 2024
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