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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia

12/02/2009

Question:

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

Answer:

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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Response by:

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