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Working with patients and families, IWK proves we are Better Together

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  The IWK Health Centre Board of Directors hosted their 2017/18 Annual General Meeting today. The event shone a spotlight on the past year’s accomplishments and provided insight as to what the health centre will focus on in the coming year. Continue Reading

Newborn screening of Sickle Cell Disease ensures lifesaving treatments

For Immediate Release – Halifax:  About one in every 6,200 babies born in the Maritimes has Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), a genetic disease which causes red blood cells to become ‘sickle-shaped’. This sickle, or C-shaped red blood cell does not function as well in the body as normal round blood cells and can cause severe pain, organ failure, and even death in people with SCD.

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Classified rallies Nova Scotian artists in support of The SeaStar Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

Juno award-winning Canadian rapper, Classified, has rallied Nova Scotian artists to create awareness for a program supporting children who have experienced violence and abuse. The group came together in late April at The Sonic Temple to produce an acoustic video for Classified’s “Powerless”. The video features an all-star cast of Nova Scotian musicians including David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Rose Cousins, Elijah Will, Neon Dreams and Breagh MacKinnon of Port Cities.

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IWK Annual Report 2017-2018 Video

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