This campaign aims to increase awareness of the key signs and symptoms of a Sickle Cell crisis, particularly among urgent emergency care staff and those living with the condition and their carers.
If someone has these symptoms, they should seek urgent medical attention:
Signs of infection including fever
One-sided paralysis or weakness in the face, arms or legs
Difficulty walking or talking
Sudden visual changes
Breathlessness, chest pain or low oxygen levels
Acting quickly can save lives.
A new training module for NHS staff includes signs of a crisis, how to treat it and information on healthcare inequalities related to the condition: