6 episodes

Unboxing Sickle Cell from the perspectives of the past, present and future, with amazing guests along the way. Coming up on this series...

Episode 1: Unboxing the past and the present
Episode 2: Lived experiences in Nigeria and the UK with Rochelle, Sonia and Chukwuma
Episode 3: Sickle Cell and Love with Dr Olaniyi Owoeye
Episode 4: Finding Medicine with Dr Norris Igbineweka and Dr Mary Ansong
Episode 5: Unboxing the future

Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni and powered by The Genetics Society

Sickle Cell Unboxed Dr Yemisi Bokinni

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    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

Unboxing Sickle Cell from the perspectives of the past, present and future, with amazing guests along the way. Coming up on this series...

Episode 1: Unboxing the past and the present
Episode 2: Lived experiences in Nigeria and the UK with Rochelle, Sonia and Chukwuma
Episode 3: Sickle Cell and Love with Dr Olaniyi Owoeye
Episode 4: Finding Medicine with Dr Norris Igbineweka and Dr Mary Ansong
Episode 5: Unboxing the future

Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni and powered by The Genetics Society

    Unboxing the future

    Unboxing the future

    How about the ability to predict a Sickle Cell crisis, and halt it, long before it had the chance to strike? Or perhaps take a pill that offers a cure by replacing the faulty gene with a new one? How about a potent drug made from African herbs proven to reduce pain or even specialised nutrition advice, medically proven to ensure a better quality of life? These are no longer farfetched hopes but rather on the verge of becoming a reality for many. In this episode, I'll be unboxing what the future has in store.
    *EVENT REGISTRATION* Join us on Rare Disease Day, February 28th 2023, for an online discussion and Q&A with some of the guests we’ve featured on the series. You can register to attend here
    Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni, and powered by The Genetics Society

    • 8 min
    Finding Medicine with Dr Norris Igbineweka and Dr Mary Ansong

    Finding Medicine with Dr Norris Igbineweka and Dr Mary Ansong

    Health inequality is a major challenge both within and between countries, but what happens when the latest therapies are inaccessible to the countries that need them most? On this episode i'm joined by Dr Norris Igbineweka, a UK-based haematologist who's currently undertaking a PhD in gene editing for red blood cell diseases at Imperial University in collaboration with the University of Oxford, and Dr Mary Ansong, a medical doctor based in Ghana and founder of the International Sickle Cell Centre.
    *EVENT REGISTRATION* Join us on Rare Disease Day, February 28th 2023, for an online discussion and Q&A with some of the guests we’ve featured on the series. You can register to attend here
    Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni, and powered by The Genetics Society

    • 28 min
    Sickle Cell and Love with Dr Olaniyi Owoeye

    Sickle Cell and Love with Dr Olaniyi Owoeye

    The theme of Sickle Cell and love is an unavoidable dilemma for many. On this episode, I caught up with Dr Olaniyi Owoeye, a consultant haematologist at the medical diagnostic company Synlab Nigeria. We explore his challenges on the theme and how advances in medicine could avoid heartbreak for many couples globally.
    *EVENT REGISTRATION* Join us on Rare Disease Day, February 28th 2023, for an online discussion and Q&A with some of the guests we’ve featured on the series. You can register to attend here
    Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni, and powered by The Genetics Society

    • 34 min
    Lived experiences in Nigeria and the UK with Rochelle, Sonia and Chukwuma

    Lived experiences in Nigeria and the UK with Rochelle, Sonia and Chukwuma

    In this episode, I catch up with Sonia, Rochelle and Chukuma on their experiences of living with Sickle Cell from the perspectives of the UK and Nigeria. We'll explore the good, the bad, and the ugly.
    *EVENT REGISTRATION* Join us on Rare Disease Day, February 28th 2023, for an online discussion and Q&A with some of the guests we’ve featured on the series. You can register to attend here
    Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni, and powered by The Genetics Society

    • 35 min
    Unboxing the past and the present

    Unboxing the past and the present

    From Water Clement Noel, a wealthy Caribbean student studying in America in 1904, to the metaphysical in Nigerian folklore, we explore the various explanations given to Sickle Cell over the years, and examine the latest treatments available today.
    *EVENT REGISTRATION* Join us on Rare Disease Day, February 28th 2023, for an online discussion and Q&A with some of the guests we’ve featured on the series. You can register to attend here
    Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni, and powered by The Genetics Society

    • 6 min
    Coming up on Sickle Cell Unboxed

    Coming up on Sickle Cell Unboxed

    Sickle Cell Unboxed launches on February 6th!
    Coming up on this series...
    Episode 1: Unboxing the past and the present
    Episode 2: Lived experiences in Nigeria and the UK with Rochelle, Sonia and Chukwuma
    Episode 3: Sickle Cell and Love with Dr Olaniyi Owoeye
    Episode 4: Finding Medicine with Dr Norris Igbineweka and Dr Mary Ansong
    Episode 5: Unboxing the future 
    *EVENT REGISTRATION* Join us on Rare Disease Day, February 28th 2023, for an online discussion and Q&A with some of the guests we’ve featured on the series. You can register to attend here
    Sickle Cell Unboxed is hosted and produced by Dr Yemisi Bokinni and powered by The Genetics Society

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

OluwatoyinA ,

Sickle cell unboxed.

Great content, I found the podcast educational and informative. Feels like sickle cell is a forgotten disease, great that you have created a discussion forum with lived experiences of sickle cell and see how culture and beliefs impacts the approach to managing SCD.

MaryBamgboye ,

Sickle Cell Unboxed

I also subscribed to The Food Clinic Podcast, and enjoyed that too.

This was even better. Well done doc!

StephanieCam ,

Timely, intriguing…thank you!

There are many media projects on Sickle Cell but I’d like to thank you for bringing something new to the discussion. I learnt a lot while being entertained, and hope that projects like this continue to propel the discussion forward on such an important issue.

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