Sickle cell anaemia
Sickle cell anaemia is the most common and most serious form of sickle cell disease, in which the body produces too much red blood cells that are unstable.
What is a haematologist?
A haematologist is a specialist doctor who treats conditions that affect the blood – such as leukaemia and haemophilia – and the organs that make the blood.
Fifth disease (Slapped cheek disease)
Fifth disease or 'slapped cheek disease' is a fairly mild viral illness that appears as a red rash that makes children’s cheeks look like they’ve been slapped.