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Sickle Cell Anaemia

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what information is given to general practitioners concerning the incidence of sickle cell anaemia; and if he will consider making more information and training available;(2) how many

(a) children and (b) adults it is estimated are suffering from sickle cell anaemia at the latest available date;

(3) if he will issue guidelines to ensure that all those babies who might be affected by sickle cell anaemia are screened at birth.

I refer the hon. Member to my replies to the right hon. Member for Brent, East (Mr. Freeson) on 12 November.—[Vol. 12, c. 169–70.]