Hopes for thousands of people battling two deadly blood disorders as UK approves world’s first ‘cure’: 1m drug allows sufferers to feel ‘born again’

Patients with sickle cell disease, of which there are around 15,000 in the UK, do not properly make hemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body.  As a result, their red blood cells become rigid and crescent-shaped instead of disc-like (pictured), which can cause them to die and get stuck in blood vessels

Thousands of Britons suffering from two blood disorders could receive the first treatment that could potentially cure them. Casgevi was today approved by the UK medicines watchdog for everyone over …

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