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Jo Howard, MB Bchir, MRCP, FRCPath

Healthcare Provider
Head of Red Cell/Sickle Cell Service
Guy's and St Thomas'
NHS Foundation Trust
Great Maze Pond
London, United Kingdom

Jo Howard, MB BChir, MRCP, FRCPath, became a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, in 2007, and is now Head of the red cell/sickle cell service. She was a consultant at Central Middlesex Hospital (North West London Hospitals) earlier where she ran their sickle cell service. Jo receives referrals for patients with complications of sickle cell disease from all over the UK. She has lectured on sickle cell disease at national conferences, including the British Society of Haematology, Royal College of Pathology, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and British Thoracic Society. She is involved in several research projects in sickle cell disease and has published in this area. Jo is on the steering committees for the UK Forum for Haemoglobin Disorders, the National Haemoglobinpathy Registry and the British Committee for Standards in Haematology (General Haematology) and is the lead for Adult Peer Review for haemoglobinopathies.


Representative Publications:

A prospective diary study of stuttering priapism in adolescents and young men with sickle cell anemia: report of an international randomized control trial–the priapism in sickle cell study

Cost-effectiveness analysis of preoperative transfusion in patients with sickle cell disease using evidence from the TAPS trial

Pregnancy outcome in patients with sickle cell disease in the UK–a national cohort study comparing sickle cell anaemia (HbSS) with HbSC disease

Hydroxyurea (hydroxycarbamide) for sickle cell disease

The Transfusion Alternatives Preoperatively in Sickle Cell Disease (TAPS) study: a randomised, controlled, multicentre clinical trial

Adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with sickle cell disease: systematic review and meta-analysis

The utility of thromboelastography and thrombin generation in assessing the prothrombotic state of adults with sickle cell disease


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