Earlier in December Pat McFadden MP held a Westminster Hall debate covering the area of treatments for Sickle Cell Disease. Sickle cell is a life-long condition mainly affecting people from African and Caribbean backgrounds and it causes intense pain across the body. It is a condition that is not understood well enough by medical professionals, and research is grossly under-funded by the Government.
I have long campaigned on Sickle Cell and will always be a champion for my constituents who suffer from it. I am pleased to be Vice Chair of the APPG for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, and was pleased also to speak in this debate.
You can read my contribution here or watch my speech here.
We had a powerful debate last week on the topic of #SickleCell Disease. I have been campaigning for years to get medicines for sickle cell patients available free of charge – but sufferers are still waiting.
Thank you to @SickleCellUK @patmcfaddenmp for organising this debate. pic.twitter.com/YgntyMUl6v
— Janet Daby MP (@JanetDaby) December 13, 2021