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Sickle Cell


Having Sickle Cell shouldn't stop you travelling but to stay safe it might mean you need to think about a few things in advance of doing so. There is lots of information available including here, other things you might want to think about could include:

  • Ensuring that you have enough medication for your time away. If you are abroad it can sometimes be hard to get replacements and it can be important to take extra in case you are delayed in returning home.
  • Make sure you carry your medication in hand luggage. You should get a doctor's note about your condition and medication that shows the importance of it and implications of not having it with you. If you are flying it can be helpful to contact the airline in advance to let them know but having a letter can also be important if you require treatment when you are away.
  • You should wear a medic alert identification bracelet to ensure others are able to identify your condition if you needed treatment.
  • Make sure you have travel insurance that covers your condition. You can find out more about this here or talk to your team for more information.
  • Make sure you have any vaccinations you need. These will be different depending on where you are travelling to and your team can advise if you have any worries about this. If you are going to a country where there is malaria it is important to ensure that you take anti-malarial treatment too.