We’re pleased to announce the publication of an updated version of the antenatal laboratory handbook for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.
Joan Henthorn MBE is a laboratory consultant to the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme, supporting both neonatal and antenatal screening for the whole of England. She is a member of the special advisory group for UK National External Quality Assessment Service haemoglobin schemes and the group for harmonisation of pathology. She was the laboratory director of the haemoglobinopathy unit, including antenatal and neonatal screening, patient diagnostics and monitoring at Central Middlesex Hospital from 1970 to 2008.
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