What is Sickle Cell Trait?

  • Sickle Cell Trait is not the same as Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sickle Cell Trait will never turn into Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sickle Cell Trait is only a carrier condition of Sickle Cell Disease
  • People with Sickle Cell Trait are generally healthy
  • An individual with sickle cell trait may pass the sickle gene on to their children
  • If both parents have sickle cell trait, there is a chance that their children will get Sickle Cell Disease

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