An Audience with Professor Elizabeth Anionwu: “Why Sickle Cell?” Reflections from her memoirs
Hosted and Chaired by Diane Abbott MP; Shadow Home Secretary and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia
The Sickle Cell Society is pleased to invite you to an audience with Professor Elizabeth Anionwu CBE. Elizabeth was a founder member of the Society in 1979, and for many years volunteered her time to raise awareness and provide information. Even after stepping down from the Board of the Society, she has been a long-time friend and is currently a Patron. Elizabeth has also been instrumental in improving sickle cell services across the country and working hard for the sickle cell community. In 1979 she helped to establish the first nurse-led Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Information, Screening and Counselling service in the London Borough of Brent and subsequently chaired national sickle cell projects. Elizabeth received a CBE for her services to nursing in 2001, having previously turned down an MBE in 1985 because she did not feel the government was doing enough for the sickle cell community.
Elizabeth will discuss the sickle cell story in the UK and her role in shaping some of the services, touching on themes explored in her recent memoir “Mixed Blessings from a Cambridge Union”. If you don’t already have a copy, you can purchase it from Amazon.
We know Elizabeth would be very happy to sign your copy during the evening.
This event is free to attend, although we would be very grateful if you could make a donation to the Society as you book your seat here. Spaces at the event are limited, so please book your seat.