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 Yazbek talks about the Sickle Cell Disease in Lebanon and about the comprehensive health care and genetic counseling support offered to patients through the sickle cell program at AUBMC.
Watch the interview