Italian Doctors offer hope to Sickle Suffers

We learned at the Wednesday UK-Nigeria meeting (16/3/2011) that two children chosen from the many thousands facing the nightmare of Sickle Cell Disease in rural Nigeria would be sent to Italy for rarely-offered stem cell treatment. That leaves John Dada the unenviable task of selecting which youngsters to help, although the Italian hospital ‘s doctors have certain medical criteria to assist him in his decision.