The Trust’s sickle cell service (the third largest in the country), is featured in a video produced by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News. It was made for Terumo, which manufactures the special machine shown in the film.
The film shows one of our patients receiving automated red blood cell exchange therapy at University Hospital Lewisham cared for by Clinical Nurse Specialists Marian Bonsu and Gifty Homevoh. It also features an interview with Consultant Haematologist Tullie Yeghen, who speaks about the devastating effects of sickle cell disease and how automated exchange therapy gives patients a much better quality of life.
Click on the link below to watch the video: