American Univesity of Beirut

Dr. Soha Yazbek interview on the comprehensive health care and genetic counseling support offered to sickle cell patients at AUBMC

​​​​Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is one of the most prevalent hemoglobinopathies in Lebanon, affecting hundreds of newborns. Sickle cell affects 0.2% of our population. 800-1000 children suffer inconceivable pain, anemia and potentially organ failure. A session with a genetic counselor can reduce the chance of occurrence in extended family gene carriers and recurrence among siblings.​

In this interview, Dr. Soha ​Yazbe​​k talks about the Sickle Cell Disease in Lebanon​​ and about the comprehensive health care ​and genetic counseling support offered to patients through the sickle c​ell program at AUBMC​.​

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