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Health: Sickle Cell Disease

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Smith of Clifton Lord Smith of Clifton Spokesperson in the Lords, Northern Ireland Affairs, Spokesperson in the Lords, Ministry of Justice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many people have sickle cell disease in the United Kingdom.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

It is estimated that 12,500 people have sickle cell disease in the United Kingdom.

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