What does it mean to have sickle-cell anaemia ISBN: 9780431139234
Spilsbury, Louise
Published by Heinemann, 2001
It is unusual to find a whole book on sickle-cell anaemia, which makes this particularly welcome. Very clear information on what it is, who gets it, the genetic influence, tests and treatments, pain in 'crisis', controlling anaemia and infections, the affect on life at home and at school, and three interesting case studies of individuals coping. A glossary, an index, and a list of useful books and addresses help make this particularly good for schools. Hospitals should certainly have it for patient information as well.
Age: 9+