This Mum Is Using Her Voice To Battle A 'Hidden Disease'
Marsha Howe has lived with sickle cell all her life. In order to survive the "hidden disease" she undergoes what is known as a blood exchange, where her sickle blood is "exchanged" for regular blood. In the UK, the condition is common in people from an African or Caribbean family background. However, only three percent of donors who gave blood in the last 12 months are between those ages and of black or Asian heritage, despite these ethnicities making up 14 percent of the total UK population. Howe is now using her singing skills to raise awareness.