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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia



What are the pros vs. cons of reproducing if you have sickle cell anemia?


The major problem one deals with is the passing of the gene for hemoglobin s to child. If the other parent does not have sickle cell disease or trait or thallassemia or hemoglobin c then the children may have trait and not be significantly affected.

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Eric H Kraut, MD Eric H Kraut, MD
Professor of Hematology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University